Table 6

Summary of Norfolk and Norwich Hospital triage nurse requesting protocol

ENP = emergency nurse practitioner; NOF = neck of femur.
• Triage nurses with minimum three years A&E experience (any grade)
• One day training, including radiation protection
• Any limb injury except elbows, knees, or femurs
• No foreign bodies
• No open or neurovascular injuries
• No children under 5 or pregnant women
• Pelvis, hip, and chest x rays may be requested as part of the # NOF fast track protocol
• Patient and radiographer have right of refusal
• Patients must be reviewed after x rays by a doctor or ENP