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Nurses are effective at treating a common arm injury in young children, although not as successful as physicians

A clinical trial to determine if nurses in the emergency department could reduce "pulled elbows" in children at a rate similar to that of physicians found that althiough nurses were able to treat this common injury 85% of the time, physicians were more effective, with a 97% success rate. The trial is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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