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dc.contributor.authorWillis, Sam
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-18T15:03:23Z
dc.date.available2020-06-18T15:03:23Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.citationWillis, S. 2014. Treating the unexpected: the opiate overdose patient, Journal of Paramedic Practice, 2 (12), 572 - 577.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1759-1376
dc.identifier.issn2041-9457
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/jpar.2010.2.12.572
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12417/810
dc.description.abstractAmbulance practitioners are regularly faced with those who present with a form of drug overdose. The subject of substance misuse can be controversial, delicate and are not always straightforward to manage. Not only can substance misuse be a sensitive topic to approach, but patients can be adept at hiding the signs and symptoms from friends, family and ambulance practitioners (Caroline 2008). In addition, it may be difficult to establish what exactly has been taken, when, and how much. Gaining consent to treat the patient can also be fraught with difficulties. This reflective account uses a case from practice which highlights several of the difficulties that ambulance practitioners face when dealing with this type of patient. Abstract published with permission.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDrug Overdoseen_US
dc.subjectConsenten_US
dc.subjectPre-hospital Careen_US
dc.subjectEmergency Medical Servicesen_US
dc.titleTreating the unexpected: the opiate overdose patienten_US
dc.typeJournal Article/Review
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Paramedic Practiceen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-05-29
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refterms.dateFirstOnline2014-09-16
html.description.abstractAmbulance practitioners are regularly faced with those who present with a form of drug overdose. The subject of substance misuse can be controversial, delicate and are not always straightforward to manage. Not only can substance misuse be a sensitive topic to approach, but patients can be adept at hiding the signs and symptoms from friends, family and ambulance practitioners (Caroline 2008). In addition, it may be difficult to establish what exactly has been taken, when, and how much. Gaining consent to treat the patient can also be fraught with difficulties. This reflective account uses a case from practice which highlights several of the difficulties that ambulance practitioners face when dealing with this type of patient. Abstract published with permission.en_US


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