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'Minor Injuries: A Clinical Guide' [Paperback]

Dennis Purcell MA RGN
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11 Sep 2003 0443062773 978-0443062773
Minor injuries is a unique and accessible guide to the clinical examination and treatment of minor injuries. It brings the essential knowledge and skills together in a single text.

A comprehensive range of the conditions likely to present in each area is described with clear instructions on examination, as well as guidelines on whether to treat or refer. The effective treatments for most injuries are given and their relative merits discussed. The book is highly illustrated to demonstrate anatomical features and the clinical skills for treating injuries.

This is an essential guide for nurses and nurse practitioners working in minor injuries clinics, emergency departments, in occupational health roles and in the community.

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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone (11 Sep 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0443062773
  • ISBN-13: 978-0443062773
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 18.3 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 174,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Emergency nurse practitioners must buy 11 Dec 2003
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I am an experienced emergency nurse practitioner of almost 4 years. However I was still able to learn from this book. Dennis has caught exactly the way to pass on information. The book is designed to be used by nurses working in the minor injury environment, although many SHO level Drs have commented on how helpful the book has been to them. Dennis has also provided excellent illustrations to back up the prose, many done by Dennis himself. It is an easy to follow book which can be read from cover to cover or used as a reference book. I would thouroughly recommend that anyone involved in minor injuries invest in this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful for Nurse Practitioners 3 Nov 2003
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As a nurse practitioner student, I found this book useful for getting the basics right. It is a good grass roots text and does not overwhelm with it's jargon. I would recommend it to anyone in the minor injuries field.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 Dec 2009
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This book is worth it's weight in gold. Fantastic. A must have. You wont be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a great book ! 4 Mar 2010
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I have been an A+E nurse for many years and got the chance to do a Minor Injuries/Illness course. This book was top of the reading list and everybody on the course has bought a copy. On top of that, most of the Nurse Practitioners in our department also have a copy.

Generally, I find it hard to read text books, but this particular one is very easy to pick up and use as a reference when I am working. Whenever I need to check anything out, I simply go to the relevant section and the answer is there.

Great Book. Would highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good investment 22 July 2009
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bought this book for my husband as a gift as soon as he told me he would work in minor injury unit. he's very pleased everything about this book and helped him so much.

highly recommended for those working in minor injury unit.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 9 July 2014
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It is good....
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3.0 out of 5 stars useful 9 Jan 2014
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I admit I haven't fully read this
But it supports me clinically and I have used it for reference. Recommended if you work in the field
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great resource....
This book is brilliant! It is well recommended for anyone studying any aspects of minor injuries, it is easy to understand and interpret great buy!
Published 5 months ago by Chrissie
5.0 out of 5 stars Nurse practitioners
I am a nurse in a prison and we deal with lots of minor injuries so this book is very useful.
Due to it being written by a nurse - it's user friendly and not full of... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jo
3.0 out of 5 stars okay
Arrived quickly, unfortunately looks like someone has attacked it with a hole punch, leaving some sharp edges. Ann interesting book all the same.
Published 7 months ago by Dee
5.0 out of 5 stars Minor injuries guide book
Arrived on time and as described. Wife is a practise nurse, a very good one, but she finds this a good book as reference if she needs too. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Colin
4.0 out of 5 stars good
item is as described and good product and reached in time with no delay and good packing and useful for purpose
Published 9 months ago by obaid ullah khan
5.0 out of 5 stars A wealth of knowledge shared.
Dennis Purcell's Minor Injuries handbook is a 'must have' for all nurses working in the field. The man is gifted and he shares his skills well. Read more
Published 10 months ago by San Sister
5.0 out of 5 stars invaluable!!
A truly invaluable book for all nurse practitioners and those involved in assessing minor injuries. Clear, concise and well laid out. Read more
Published 11 months ago by dave
5.0 out of 5 stars a very good book
This book is easy to read yet concise and structured. I would advise it for anybody working in A&E or minor injuries units particularly nurse practitioners.
Published 17 months ago by mrs wendy m nevett
5.0 out of 5 stars information gathering
this book arrived in good time, very good service, it is helping me in my role as Nurse Practitioner, it is helpful and informative, giving me confidence and my patients the best... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Karen
4.0 out of 5 stars Book excellent but no video link
The book is well written and easy to understand but one of the reasons I got it was for the link to learning by evolve for practical examination techniques and so on but there... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Sarah Tugwell
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