Clinical Practice in Remote and Rural Settings, and in Tropical Regions
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Paediatric surgeons who practice in areas where medical resources are stretched over wide geographical areas face a number of challenges. This resource provides an easy and useful guide to help readers understand the essentials of paediatric surgery. Using the authors’ own experiences, the text illustrates the different management practices required when dealing with paediatric patients in rural and remote settings.
The most frequently encountered fetal, infant and paediatric conditions are reviewed, together with coverage of trauma, burns, urology, thoracic surgery, emergency abdominal surgery, minimally invasive paediatric surgery, and problems with external genitalia.
A practical guide for clinicians to the common and important problems seen in paediatric surgery, enabling them to make clinical management plans and ensure effective communication with local teams.
Table of Contents
1. The Tropics, 2. The Tyranny of Distance, 3. Transport Considerations, 4. Fetal Medicine, 5. The Neonatal Surgical Patient, 6. The Infant as a Paediatric Surgical Patient, 7. General Surgery in Childhood, 8. Managing Trauma in Tropical Queensland, 9. Paediatric Burns, 10. Paediatric Urology, 11. Thoracic Surgery in Children, 12. Emergency Abdominal Surgery in Children, 13. Problems with the External Genitalia, 14. Minimally Invasive Paediatric Surgery, 15. Volunteering in Developing Countries in the Tropics, 16. Common Problems in Remote and Rural Paediatric Surgical Practice
Dr Daniel Carroll went to medical school in Oxford and trained in paediatric surgery and urology in the UK and Australia until becoming a consultant in Cambridge in 2008, where he was the surgical lead for fetal medicine, and held teaching positions both in the hospital where he was in charge of paediatric surgical training and the University. Looking for new challenges, he moved to Tropical North Queensland in 2012 where he became the Director of Paediatric Surgery for North Queensland. He holds a higher degree from Oxford University for research into necrotising enterocolitis and is an honorary senior lecturer at James Cook University.
Dr Harry Stalewski is an Associate Professor in Clinical Surgery at James Cook University in Queensland. He held multiple roles at the Royal Brisbane Hospital from 1977-1981, completing his FRACS II in 1984. Dr Stalewski was a Senior Paediatric Surgery Register at both Adelaide Children’s Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Sick Children, London before relocating to Townsville in 1987. Since then, he has held a number of board memberships and has Chaired both Paediatric Surgery Queensland and the Surgical Specialities Group at Mater Hospital in Townsville.
Dr Bhanu Rathnamma was trained in India, New Zealand and Australia. He obtained a fellowship in Paediatric surgery in 2014 and has been working as consultant paediatric surgeon at Townsville University Hospital since 2015. He is a keen teacher and holds the position of senior lecturer at James Cook university.