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Accident and emergency: theory into practice
  1. P O Brennan

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    Edited by B Dolan, L Holt. (Pp 564; £35.95). Baillère Tindall, 2000. ISBN 0-702-02239-X.

    I was delighted to be asked to review this book as on the first superficial glance both the format and content looked very appealing. It is a wide ranging book covering both the clinical and professional needs of nurses in the accident and emergency department. It also seeks to uncover the theoretical and research basis for current day practice.

    In the clinical sections, problems are approached from an anatomical and physiological view, giving a sound basis for the assessment and management of cases. I particularly liked the clear anatomical diagrams, with just enough …

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