by Dennis Purcell MA RGN (Author)
- Paperback: 318 pages
- Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 3 edition (October 20, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0702066699
- ISBN-13: 978-0702066696
- Amazon Price: $48.95.
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- File Size: 13.7 MB.
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A highly successful volume which explores the nurse-led management of minor injuries complete with online training videos. The latest edition reflects the difference in approach between midline injuries and limb injuries, explores the differences between the management of children and adults, and presents key information on X-ray interpretation.
- Describes working methods which are robust, flexible and swift
- Explains the classification of musculoskeletal injuries and use of current investigative techniques
- Explains normal limb movement to contextualize abnormal presentation
- More than 150 illustrations help clarify sometimes complex anatomical and clinical information
- Explains the importance of accurate record keeping, including reference to current law
- Discusses the management of trauma in children and adolescents with special reference to consent and confidentiality, non-accidental injury, communication, analgesia, and sports injuries
- Chapter on wound care, including burns, describes wound assessment, exploration, infection, treatment and complications
- Explains the management of minor head injuries, including clinical examination, the use of imaging techniques, cranial nerve assessment, and discharge advice
- Chapter on facial trauma includes damage to the eye, ENT problems such as foreign bodies, and tooth avulsion
- Accompanying website contains 77 videos showing the techniques described in the book and a fully downloadable image bank to aid personal study
- Contains new information on X-ray interpretation
- Re-organized to reflect the difference in approach between midline injuries and limb injuries
- Explains the differences in the management of children and adults
- Differentiates between the different categories of older people – the active and fit retiree and the frail older person