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Communicating with unconscious patients

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 35Karen Leigh, BSc, DipHE, RN, is staff nurse, The Royal Surrey County Hospital, GuildfordAccording to Sisson (1990), hearing is the last sense to go when a person becomes unconscious. It is, therefore, imperative that health professionals evaluate the way in which they communicate with unconscious patients.

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