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The Implementation of Nurse-Initiated Ankle and Foot X-rays in an Urgent Care Setting

May 10, 2021
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Urgent Care X-Ray

Summary/Abstract

Nurse-initiated protocols (NIPs) have been found to be beneficial in emergency department settings. Nurse-initiated x-rays for ankle and foot injuries can reduce patients’ length of stay while improving staff satisfaction. Utilization of NIPs in an urgent care setting can bring positive benefits to patients, staff, and the organization.

 

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