emergency care nursing, nursing
A 15-year-old girl who came to the emergency department holding tissue to her right eye said that she had been shot. She had right eye pain and swelling below the eye, and she was bleeding. As the girl was getting off a school bus, a male occupant in a car that was driving past reached out of the passenger side window and shot multiple pellets at the school bus with a pellet gun. The shooter was unknown to the girl; the shooting seemed to be random. When the girl was shot she felt pain immediately in the area between her right eye and the bridge of her nose and felt blood dripping down her cheek.
Original Publication Citation
Beckstrand, R. L., & Sanders, E. K. (2002). Triage decisions. A young girl with missile trauma near the eye. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 28(3), 267-269.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Beckstrand, Renea L. and Sanders, Ellen K., "A Young Girl With Missile Trauma Near the Eye" (2002). Faculty Publications. 5294.
Journal of Emergency Nursing
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