Fast versus slow bandaid removal: a randomised trial

Jeremy S Furyk, Carl J O’Kane, Peter J Aitken, Colin J Banks and David A Kault
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (11): 682-683.
  • Jeremy S Furyk1,2
  • Carl J O’Kane1,2
  • Peter J Aitken1,2,3,4
  • Colin J Banks1,2
  • David A Kault5

  • 1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Townsville Hospital, Townsville, QLD.
  • 2 Townsville Institute of Research in Emergency Departments (TIRED), Townsville, QLD.
  • 3 Anton Breinl Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD.
  • 4 Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 5 School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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