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’N ondersoek na parameters van prognostiese belang by die hoofbeseerde pasiënt

Margot Hugo
Curationis | Vol 4, No 1 | a613 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v4i1.613 | © 1981 Margot Hugo | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1981 | Published: 27 September 1981

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Margot Hugo,, South Africa

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Abstract

The increase in accidents and accompanying increase in severe head injuries, have led to research into various aspects of parameters of prognostic value in patients suffering from head injuries. The possible prognostic value of the observations undertaken by nurses was researched by the author. Some of the findings regarding temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, ventilation, pupillary response and the type of injury are discussed in this article. The importance of accurate observations by nurses is stressed.

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