Emergency Care of Minor Trauma in Children

Overview

Succinct and highly illustrated, this handy pocket guide enables doctors, nurses and emergency care practitioners to successfully manage common minor injuries in children at the point of care.

Key features of this book:

  • Concise, evidence-based text including the latest recommended guidelines and
    procedures...
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Overview

Succinct and highly illustrated, this handy pocket guide enables doctors, nurses and emergency care practitioners to successfully manage common minor injuries in children at the point of care.

Key features of this book:

  • Concise, evidence-based text including the latest recommended guidelines and
    procedures for instant access to key information
  • Includes generous use of colour, warning boxes, icons, clinical tips and practical
    advice to help the reader find information at a glance
  • Detailed guidance on when to treat, how to treat, when to refer or when minor
    trauma is indicative of a more serious diagnosis
  • Numerous illustrations help explain more difficult concepts

This book is an essential purchase for junior doctors, nurse practitioners and emergency care practitioners in the emergency department, minor injury centre or primary care facility. It is a touchstone for all those seeing children following minor injury or trauma.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Fredric H. Warren, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This well-constructed, well-written handbook provides excellent information on minor pediatric trauma that is readily accessible to all levels of medical professionals.
Purpose: It is intended to serve as a pocket-sized reference that is easy to read and use. It also provides ready access to online references.
Audience: It is written for students, residents, physicians, and nurse practitioners who care for children.
Features: The handbook covers all aspects of minor pediatric trauma and includes an excellent section on nonaccidental injuries with advice on procedures to handle these all-too-frequent occurrences.
Assessment: I highly recommend this handbook — I will use mine as a teaching reference for my students and residents.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Fredric H. Warren, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This well-constructed, well-written handbook provides excellent information on minor pediatric trauma that is readily accessible to all levels of medical professionals.
Purpose: It is intended to serve as a pocket-sized reference that is easy to read and use. It also provides ready access to online references.
Audience: It is written for students, residents, physicians, and nurse practitioners who care for children.
Features: The handbook covers all aspects of minor pediatric trauma and includes an excellent section on nonaccidental injuries with advice on procedures to handle these all-too-frequent occurrences.
Assessment: I highly recommend this handbook — I will use mine as a teaching reference for my students and residents.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444120141
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 11/10/2011
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

"Dr Ffion Davies, MRCP, FRCPCH, FCEM, Consultant in Emergency Medicine ,Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW

"Dr Colin E Bruce MB ChB, FRCS, FRCS(Orth), Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Eaton Road, Liverpool L12 2AP

"Dr Kate J Taylor-Robinson MBChB FRCR, Consultant Pediatric Radiologist, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Eaton Road, Liverpool L12 2AP
"

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Table of Contents

Preface vi

Acknowledgements vii

How to use this book and website viii

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 Prevention of injury 3

Chapter 3 Pain management 6

Chapter 4 Wounds and soft tissue injuries 16

Chapter 5 Head and facial injuries 30

Chapter 6 Neck and back injuries 46

Chapter 7 Fractures and dislocations - general approach 58

Chapter 8 Injuries of the shoulder to wrist 69

Chapter 9 The hand 95

Chapter 10 The lower limb 119

Chapter 11 Burns, scalds, chemical and electrical injuries 146

Chapter 12 Bites, stings and allergic reactions 156

Chapter 13 Foreign bodies 163

Chapter 14 Injuries of the external genitalia and anus 178

Chapter 15 Non-accidental injury 183

Chapter 16 Practical procedures 188

Chapter 17 Medico-legal issues 211

Index 217

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