Chapter 6. Treatment and Management of Minor Injuries

  1. Karen Cleaver and
  2. Janet Webb
  1. Lesley Wayne and
  2. Louise Bunn

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470691786.ch6

Emergency Care of Children and Young People

Emergency Care of Children and Young People

How to Cite

Wayne, L. and Bunn, L. (2007) Treatment and Management of Minor Injuries, in Emergency Care of Children and Young People (eds K. Cleaver and J. Webb), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470691786.ch6

Editor Information

  1. School of Health and Social Care, The University of Greenwich, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405101103

Online ISBN: 9780470691786

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Keywords:

  • treatment minor injuries;
  • wound management;
  • emergency department;
  • insect bites;
  • anaphylaxis

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The principles of assessing children with minor injuries

  • Specific injuries

  • Example patient group directive for the management of minor head injuries within a minor injuries unit

  • Wound management in the emergency department

  • Tetanus

  • Wound cleansing—some general principles

  • Wound closure—some general principles

  • Cuts and lacerations

  • advocate their use for young children.

  • Bites

  • Abrasions

  • Minor burns and scalds

  • Foreign bodies

  • Ears and noses

  • Insect bites and stings

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Bruises and haematomas

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Fractures

  • X—ray

  • Management of specific fractures

  • Summary and conclusion