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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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Gerry has over 40 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 then worked for 16 years part-time as a paediatric nurse educator at the Angliss Hospital in Melbourne’s east and also ran her own business in paediatric health education. She retired from clinical nursing in December 2017 but continues with her teaching to nurses and community groups. Her teaching is consistently highly evaluated by participants who at...

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