Knowledge of autonomic dysreflexia in the emergency department.

  title={Knowledge of autonomic dysreflexia in the emergency department.},
  author={Caroline R Jackson and Rick Acland},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  volume={28 10},
OBJECTIVES To determine the level of knowledge that medical staff in the emergency department and spinal unit have of autonomic dysreflexia, its causes, symptoms, treatment and complications; and to educate the participating staff about autonomic dysreflexia. METHOD The study design was a prospective questionnaire, which was completed by 91 staff in the spinal unit and emergency department in Christchurch, who then undertook a teaching session on autonomic dysreflexia. RESULTS 29 of 70… CONTINUE READING