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Dennis Purcell's Minor Injuries handbook is a 'must have' for all nurses working in the field. The man is gifted and he shares his skills well!
The above Amazon review reflects what many readers have thought about this beautifully prepared volume since its initial publication over a decade ago.
A quick dip into its depths will quickly take you into the fascinating realms of minor injury and trauma and open the doors into the effective use of modern diagnostics and clinical management in a variety of patient settings.
Dennis Purcell is an established master in the field, and he uses his skill and considerable expertise to explain to the specialist trauma nurse what they are seeing, why they are seeing it, and what they can do to promote effective healing and recovery. Recognizing that minor injuries may not always be minor, and that pain and or clinical signs may not be linked to trauma but be part of a separate disease process, Purcell demystifies the techniques of history and examination, classifies injuries, explains normal anatomy and functionality and explores the importance of accurate record keeping within the context of the law.
Clearly written in an engaging and non-threatening style, this book represents the perfect guide to modern trauma management and is ideal for anyone working in Emergency Departments, Minor Injury Units, or Walk in Centres.
- Clear and friendly writing style makes learning especially easy
- Case Studies 'bring the subject to life' and provide an opportunity to reflect on the implications for clinical practice
- Useful 'pull out' boxes summarise essential information to further reinforce learning
- 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
- Describes working methods which are robust, flexible and swift
- More than 150 illustrations help clarify sometimes complex anatomical and clinical information
- Explains the processes of history taking and patient examination
- Explains the classification of musculoskeletal injuries and use of current investigative techniques
- 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
- Explains normal limb movement to contextualise abnormal presentation
- Chapter on facial trauma includes damage to the eye, ENT problems such as foreign bodies, and tooth avulsion
- Accompanying EVOLVE website contains 77 videos showing the techniques described i