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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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Author / Editor Biographies

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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