Minor Injuries - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780443103117, 9780702048227

Minor Injuries

2nd Edition

A Clinical Guide

Authors: Dennis Purcell Dennis Purcell
eBook ISBN: 9780702048227
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 8th September 2010
Page Count: 256

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Now with a free instructional video demonstrating basic examination techniques, this second edition of Minor Injuries makes it much easier to learn procedures for assessing minor injuries. It is unique in linking the underlying anatomy to the examination processes that are part of the education of a practitioner, covering the commonly presenting injuries that, and explains how to handle them.

This text is essential for staff in accident and emergency units, minor injury units, walk-in centres and all areas where patients present with minor injuries.

Free video:

A 25-minute online video demonstrating 77 different examinations, makes them easy to understand, and covering:

The Neck and Upper Limbs

    • The Shoulder
    • The Elbow
    • The Forearm, Wrist and Hand

 The Back and Lower Limbs

    • The Hip
    • The Knee
    • The Ankle and Foot.

Active, resisted and passive movements are shown, testing the full range of movement.

Key Features

  • Practical manual, with supporting video
  • Demonstrates basic examination techniques
  • Illustrations link anatomy with the examination processes
  • Clear explanation of underlying anatomical and physiological processes behind injury
  • Explains how to manage common injuries
  • Accesible to the non-specialist.

Table of Contents

PART 1 General issues

1 Clinical examination and the written record

2 The injured child

PART 2 Musculoskeletal injuries

3 Basics of musculoskeletal injury and examination

4 The neck and upper limbs

5 The back and lower limbs

PART 3 Other minor injuries

6 Minor wounds and burns

7 Minor head injuries

8 The face





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About the Author

Dennis Purcell

Affiliations and Expertise

Minor Injuries Nurse Educator, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK

Dennis Purcell

Affiliations and Expertise

Minor Injuries Nurse Educator, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow, UK