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Wounds and Burns

Wounds are common in children. Virtually every child will suffer a minor wound of some sort at some time and, although in the large majority of circumstances the management will involve simple first aid, there will be occasions where immediate and life-preserving treatment is required. This chapter examines the most common types of wounds found in young children, and provides guidance in the treatment and ongoing management of the injury.

Contents include

  • Types of wounds and first aid
  • Minor and major wounds
  • Nosebleeds
  • Amputations
  • Dental trauma
  • Animal bites and burns
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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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