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Emergency Care and Minor Injuries in Children : A Practical Handbook,9781444120141

Emergency Care and Minor Injuries in Children : A Practical Handbook

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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. Providing concise, evidence-based text including all the latest recommended guidelines and procedures, this book has a colour format to provide instant access to all the very latest information and help. Containing warning boxes, clinical tips and illustrated with practical procedures, the book outlines when to treat, how to treat, when to refer or when minor trauma is indicative of a more serious diagnosis. A supporting website at provides additional resources to support you between cases and help you to perfect your clinical examination technique. Resources include: case vingettes, an image and video library including videos of techniques and clinical examination procedures plus links to the latest CRP guidelines, and a glossary. 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.

Author Biography

Dr Ffion Davies is Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK Dr Colin E Bruce is Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK Dr Kate J Taylor-Robinson is Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
How to use this book and websitep. viii
Introductionp. 1
Prevention of injuryp. 3
Pain managementp. 6
Wounds and soft tissue injuriesp. 16
Head and facial injuriesp. 30
Neck and back injuriesp. 46
Fractures and dislocations - general approachp. 58
Injuries of the shoulder to wristp. 69
The handp. 95
The lower limbp. 119
Burns, scalds, chemical and electrical injuriesp. 146
Bites, stings and allergic reactionsp. 156
Foreign bodiesp. 163
Injuries of the external genitalia and anusp. 178
Non-accidental injuryp. 183
Practical proceduresp. 188
Medico-legal issuesp. 211
Indexp. 217
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