An article on 'The importance of structured history-taking for blackouts' written by Jo Yaldren (Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Teesside University), Claire Wilson (Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, The James Cook University Hospital) and Lauren Robbins is Cardiac Rhythm Specialist Nurse, The James Cook University Hospital was published in April’s edition of the British Journal of Cardiac Nursing.
In clinical practice some patients who present as ‘collapse, ?cause’ will have had an episode of transient loss of consciousness (TLoC). This article will examine the terms used relating to TLoC (referred to in the article by the lay term ‘blackout’), and explore the rationale relating to comprehensive and systematic history taking in this patient group.
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For more information please contact J.Yaldren@tees.ac.uk