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Lactate in the emergency department: a case-based critical reflection.

Fenwick, Rob (2016) Lactate in the emergency department: a case-based critical reflection. Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, 24 (5). pp. 25-9. ISSN 1354-5752. This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK HEFT Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c using their HEFT Athens Login.

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Abstract

Serum lactate levels are frequently measured in patients with undifferentiated conditions in emergency departments. This article uses a case-based reflection to critically analyse the role of lactate measurement in these patients. It examines the rationale for testing, and the potential causes of raised levels, to remind clinicians that this diagnostic intervention must be taken in the context of patients' clinical presentations and not in isolation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all HEFT staff and students via ASK HEFT Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c using their HEFT Athens Login.
Subjects: WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin > WD400 Emergency medicine
Divisions: Emergency Services > Emergency Department
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Depositing User: Mr Philip O'Reilly
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 15:16
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 15:16
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/1348

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