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Fractures and Dislocations




Younger children are at greater risk of injury than older children and adults. This is because they have a poor understanding of risk and danger, they are unaware of their own limitations and they are easily distracted. There are many possible causes of injury in children, and presentations include injuries to the musculoskeletal system, sprains and strains, fractures and dislocations. This chapter describes injuries that affect the bones, joints, or muscles of the body and elaborates on care of children being treated for a musculoskeletal injury.


Contents include

  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Problems with casts
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Paediatrics
Gerry has many years of paediatric nursing experience, including 16 years in the Emergency Department of the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. The last 10 years at this renowned hospital were spent as a clinical nurse educator. Gerry currently works part-time as a paediatric nurse educator at the Angliss Hospital in Melbourne and runs her own business in paediatric health education. Her teaching is consistently highly evaluated by participants who attend her lectures. Gerry is also the author of the highly successful Ausmed book entitled Care of Sick Children: A Basic Guide.

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