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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.
Includes exemplary first aid advice in the treatment of a traumatic wound Explains gun-shot, crush and penetrating injuries and how to manage them Covers degloving injuries Includes a tabulat...ed summary for the classification of skin-tear wounds Because the skin has a protective function, it is always at risk of physical injury from trauma. Traumatic injuries include contusions, abrasions, tears, incisions, lacerations, punctures and penetrating injuries, thermal wounds, degloving and avulsion injuries, and crush injuries. This chapter provides a unique discussion surrounding the care of these traumatic wounds.