Accidents and emergencies in children
Oxford University Press, May 28, 1992 - Family & Relationships - 357 pages
This book covers the most common pediatric problems encountered in the Accident and Emergency department. The contents include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, major trauma, minor trauma, fractures and other orthopedic problems, burns, scalds, and poisoning. Child abuse and its recognition and managment is described. The diagnosis and management of ENT, respiratory, neurological, hematological and dermatological problems are outlined, and there are special sections on practical procedures and on children brought in dead. The book concludes with a section on the legal aspects of dealing with children in the hospital. Emphasis has been placed on the emergency management of serious illness and injury and on the management of common problems. The book will provide an essential practical reference to all nurses and physicians working in an Emergency department.
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