Book review: Emergency Care of Minor Trauma in Children
This book covers all the important topics encountered in minor trauma in children, from head injuries to foot injuries.
Emergency Care of Minor Trauma in Children
Ffion Davies, Colin E Bruce and Kate Taylor-Robinson | CRC Press | £30.99 | 219pp | ISBN: 9781498787710
I jumped at the opportunity to review this book because, like many clinicians who treat adults, I assumed seeing and treating children would be more complicated.
This book, now in its third edition, goes a long way to addressing this assumption, at least with regard to minor trauma care.
Written by senior clinicians, it discusses assessment, investigation and treatment options based not only on current evidence but also on past clinical experience.
The book covers all the important topics encountered in practice, from head injuries to foot injuries and everything between.
One especially useful section concerns practical procedures and regional blocks for dealing with injuries such as wounds, fractures and dislocations.
The book is easily navigable and, being pocket-sized, transportable, and so would be ideal for use in urgent care departments.
The authors have included a wide range of illustrations and warning boxes to highlight important points. They have also linked to useful videos, which in my opinion strengthens learning.
Overall, this is an excellent resource.
Reviewed by Kyle Williams, trainee advanced clinical practitioner in emergency care, Bristol Royal Infirmary