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    Triage system and adherence of nurses

    We would like to thank van Veen et al. for their evaluation of the Manchester Triage System (MTS) in children. This study was based on simulated case scenario to investigate the repeatability of triage, with a total compliance of nurses with the MTS. We would like to highlight that in real life experience, strict adherence of nurses to triage protocol is rare. Wacher et al. (evaluating the implementation of a set of stan...

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    To complete the question...

    I read with great interest the Best Evidence Topic by N. Naheed and R. Jenner about the place of rectal examination in paediatric constipation.

    The current NICE guidelines concur with the conclusions worded in the BET and do not advocate a digital examination unless one is a healthcare professional with experience in the specific aspect.

    Whilst I would not suggest that emergency physicians should under...

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