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Concussion in sport: the importance of accurate and reliable discharge advice

Norton, C. (2018) Concussion in sport: the importance of accurate and reliable discharge advice. Emergency Nurse, 25 (10). pp. 35-42.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.7748/en.2018.e1724
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Abstract

Concussion in sport is a common presentation in urgent and emergency care settings, so it is essential that nurses have a full understanding of the condition. Most patients who attend an emergency department with concussion are discharged and discharge advice must be well-informed and evidence based. This article outlines the normal anatomy of the brain and the pathophysiology of concussion, and discusses the guidelines on returning to sport following this injury.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Health Professions
Publisher: RCN Publishing Company Ltd.
Copyright: © 2018 RCN Publishing Company Ltd.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/41095
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