3rd Edition

Emergency Care of Minor Trauma in Children

    232 Pages 170 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    228 Pages 170 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Succinct and highly illustrated, the third edition of this handy pocket guide enables practitioners to successfully manage common minor injuries in children at the point of care. Each chapter has been updated to reflect changes to the treatment for the injury based on recent research and new guidelines. The new edition includes:

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

    This concise evidence-based book remains 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.

    Introduction. Injury prevention. Pain management. Wounds and soft tissue injuries. Head and facial injuries. Neck and back injuries. Fractures & dislocations – gen approach. Injuries of the upper limb. Hand injuries. The lower limb. Burns, chemical and electrical injuries. Bites, stings and allergic reactions. Foreign bodies. Injuries of the external genitalia & anus. Non-accidental injury. Medicolegal & forensic issues. Practical Procedures.


    Dr Ffion Davies is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine with a special interest in paediatrics, who works at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. She likes to demystify paediatrics for Emergency Medicine clinicians and to challenge the scope of practice in Emergency Departments so that children get a better deal.