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Minor injuries

Improving assessment and treatment

Ffion Davies, Barbara Stahl. Edited by Chris O'Callaghan

UK

PROBLEM

21.8 million people attend A&E departments in the UK each year, many with minor injuries (broken bones, lacerations (cuts), soft-tissue (muscle and joint) injuries). Throughout the world, people live with complications (such as scarring and disability) due to minor injuries that were not diagnosed and treated correctly.

GOALS
  • Provide a video based guide to the assessment and treatment of minor injuries.
  • Demonstrate the practical skills (suturing, applying dressings, removing foreign bodies) needed to deal with minor injuries.

Treating minor injuries is an important skill for doctors, nurses and students in emergency medicine, general practice and and other specialties

SOLUTIONS

We developed a resource which covered a wide range of minor injuries, including:-

  • Fractures (broken bones) and dislocations.
  • Soft tissue injuries (sprains, muscle and tendon damage)
  • Foreign bodies
  • Head injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Injuries in children
  • Clinical assessment of injuries
  • Practical procedures to treat injuries
TARGETS

The first edition of this resource has been  awarded BMJ Electronic Book of the Year.

It is organised in logical topics, with all information easily accessible as video, audio and text, using an interactive menu system; and is easy to navigate, allowing busy health professionals to find the information they need, quickly and effectively.

Widely used by health professionals training to work in Emergency Departments; Minor Injuries in Emergency Medicine is now available, as a free open-access resource, in the World Medical Education learning environment.



Improving the care of patients with minor injuries.


Where
UK
Topic
Minor injuries in Emergency Medicine
Benefits
Improving the care of patients with minor injuries
Dates
Completed

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