This best-selling UK guide to clinical examination and treatment of Minor Injuries makes learning procedures much easier - essential for staff in accident and emergency units, minor injury units, walk-in centres and all areas where patients present with minor injuries.
Now with an instructional video demonstrating basic examination, this second edition of Minor Injuries extends the clinical scope of the book. Unique in linking anatomy with examination processes that are part of the education of a practitioner, the book covers the types of injuries that commonly present, and explains how to handle them.
- Practical manual, with supporting video
- Demonstrates basic examination techniques
- Illustrations link anatomy with the examination processes
- Clear explanation of underlying anatomical and physiological processes behind injury
- Explains how to manage common injuries
- Accesible to the non-specialist.
New to this Edition
- Video demonstrates basic examination processes, making them easier to grasp
- Illustrations combine anatomy and examination to show how parts work and how to examine them - now with added colour
- New photographs throughout, linking to the video demonstration
- Video showing examination of every hand muscle helps master this particularly complex area
- More detail on the core clinical areas of sports injuries in children, musculoskeletal presentations, and head, neck and back injuries.
Table of Contents
Part 1 General issues
1 Clinical examination and the written record
2 The injured child
Part 2 Musculoskeletal injuries
3 Basics of musculoskeletal injury and examination
4 The neck and upper limbs
5 The back and lower limbs
Part 3 Other minor injuries
6 Minor wounds and burns
7 Minor head injuries
8 The face
By Dennis Purcell, MA, RGN, Minor Injuries Nurse Educator, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK