Diagnosing cardiac chest pain

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1001
  1. Ajay L Mahajan, registrar
  1. department of plastic, reconstructive and hand surgery, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland

    It was the start of the new academic year at the nursing school. The hospital was teeming with young enthusiastic student nurses eager to learn all about patient care. The accident and emergency department was particularly challenging for them as decisions there had to be made promptly.

    One of the nurses was working alongside the triage …

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