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Headaches
eChapter  8
Added: 26/05/2009
Headaches are common among children and most are not serious. However, some are serious and a small proportion will prove to be life-threatening. This chapter emphasises the need to be fully aware of ...the significance of headaches in children.
Dermatitis
eChapter  9
Added: 26/05/2009
Dermatitis is a general term which means, literally, inflammation of the skin. This chapter discusses some of the more common causes of dermatitis in children, including eczema, psoriasis, fungal infe...ctions, scabies and head lice, and provides guidance for their management.
Fractures and Dislocations
eChapter  10
Added: 26/05/2009
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. 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.
Head Injuries
eChapter  11
Added: 26/05/2009
When a child suffers an injury to the head, the problem is to know how to recognise the more serious head injuries from among those that have no significant consequences. This chapter differentiates b...etween minor and major head injuries in children.
Wounds and Burns
eChapter  12
Added: 26/05/2009
A wound is a break in the skin. Various words are used to describe a wound depending on its appearance and the nature of the injury that caused the wound. This chapter explores the different types and... causes of wounds and their treatment.
Emergency Care
eChapter  13
Added: 26/05/2009
This chapter discusses the emergency care of some potentially life-threatening situations involving children. It includes allergic reactions, seizures and resuscitation, and provides guidance for the ...treatment of these conditions. This material should be the cornerstone of knowledge for any nurse working in the pediatric specialties.
End Matter
eChapter  End Matter
Added: 26/05/2009
This chapter contains the index to the Ausmed chapter series Care of Sick Children: A Basic Guide. In addition to this useful reference, a glossary of key terms included in the series is included and ...a post-series test that readers may find useful to check their knowledge.
Prelims
eChapter  Prelims
Added: 31/05/2009
Prelims: Dedication, Foreword, Preface, About the Authors and Contents...
On Being Wounded
eChapter  1
Added: 26/05/2009
Wounding is a part of everyday life. Although many people need to deal with only relatively minor cuts, others experience major wounds....
The Skin and Healing
eChapter  2
Added: 26/05/2009
The health of skin is affected by age, nutrition, hygiene, circulation, immunity, psychological states, and drugs. This chapter considers the anatomy and physiology of the skin, and how these factors ...affect the normal process of wound healing...
Assessment and Documentation
eChapter  3
Added: 26/05/2009
The cornerstones of wound management are sound assessment and accurate documentation (Banks 1998). This chapter explores wound assessment methods and the use of consistent terminology that facilitates... reliable documentation and communication...
Dressings
eChapter  4
Added: 26/05/2009
This chapter discusses the role and function of wound dressing, presuming that other necessary components of wound management have been identified- and addressed in an appropriate manner......
Cleansing and Skin Care
eChapter  5
Added: 26/05/2009
Effective wound management requires removal of debris and foreign bodies from wound tissue. Until the wound is clean, inflammation persists and optimum wound healing cannot occur. In this chapter lear...n about general wound cleansing and skin care.
Wound Bed Preparation
eChapter  6
Added: 26/05/2009
Wound-bed preparation (WBP) is increasingly recognised as being crucial to effective chronic wound management. This chapter provides an extensive discussion on the principles in WBP and the problems t...hat can arise in it...
Nutrition and Healing
eChapter  7
Added: 26/05/2009
Healing is enhanced by the provision of all nutrients required for tissue restoration and strengthening of the immune system. This chapter explores the required nutrients for optimal wound healing and... more.
Trauma
eChapter  8
Added: 22/05/2009
Because the skin has a protective function, it is always at risk of physical injury from trauma. This chapter provides a unique discussion surrounding the care of these traumatic wounds......
Reconstructive Techniques
eChapter  9
Added: 26/05/2009
Reconstructive techniques are required in wound management if there is significant tissue loss as a result of injury or surgery. This chapter is solely devoted to reconstructive techniques and their r...ole in wound management...
Leg Ulcers
eChapter  10
Added: 26/05/2009
This chapter first discusses the assessment and treatment of leg ulcers in general terms. Specific advice is given on the assessment and management of particular types of leg ulcers such as Venous leg... ulcers and Arterial leg ulcers...
Bandaging and Compression Therapy
eChapter  11
Added: 26/05/2009
This chapter focuses particularly on bandaging and compression therapy for the treatment of wounds......
Pressure Ulcers
eChapter  12
Added: 26/05/2009
This chapter discusses the pathophysiology of pressure ulcers, complications associated with pressure ulcers, their classification, treatment and more....

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