Telephone management of severe wasp stings in rural Nepal: a case report

Lama, Tshering, Karmacharya, Biraj, Chandler, Colin and Patterson, Victor (2011) Telephone management of severe wasp stings in rural Nepal: a case report. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 17 (2). pp. 105-108. ISSN 1357-633X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/jtt.2010.100606

Abstract

We describe a young woman from a rural village in Nepal who suffered multiple wasp and hornet stings. She collapsed and was managed by a telephone consultation between a village health worker and a hospital specialist. The patient recovered fully. Not only was the telephone consultation efficient in terms of cost savings from avoided hospital treatment, but it was also effective since, with conventional care, there was a strong possibility that the patient would have died on her way to hospital. This case illustrates the potential for telephone-delivered rural care and management in emergency situations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: remote health care, rural, public health
Subjects: A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2011 09:18
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 12:01
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3506

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