Irukandji Syndrome: What nurses need to know

Greenland, Pauline, Hutchinson, Di, and Park , Tanya (2006) Irukandji Syndrome: What nurses need to know. Nursing and Health Sciences, 8 (1). pp. 66-70.

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Abstract Irukandji Syndrome can be frightening for the patient and make care delivery difficult for the nurse. Nurses' knowledge of Irukandji Syndrome has been limited to information provided by marine biologists, doctors, and tropical medicine specialists. This paper proposes to assist with the evolution of nursing knowledge for the care of the patient with Irukandji Syndrome. An algorithm of nursing management is presented that has been derived from the continuing debate among scientists about the etiology of signs, symptoms, and treatment rationales. Community safety and education surrounding Irukandji Syndrome requires concurrent progression of nursing knowledge and scientific inquiry.

Item ID: 10364
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1442-2018
Keywords: community education; envenomation; irukandji; jellyfish; nursing management.
Date Deposited: 10 May 2010 05:18
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920108 Immune System and Allergy @ 100%
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