Child abuse is a complex subject and many health care workers and professionals such as teachers and social workers express anxiety regarding their involvement in cases of this nature. There is therefore a need to provide them with enough information to equip them to handle these cases from diagnosis through to giving evidence in court. Inappropriate management of cases of abuse can have serious implications. This book will provide readers of all levels of experience to gain greater insight into their role within the process.
PART 1 CHILD TRAUMA AND ABUSE ; 1. Child injuries and prevention ; 2. Violence and children in South Africa ; 3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in children and adolescents ; 4. Nursing care ; 5. Child abuse ; 6. Oral injuries in child abuse ; 7. The role of non-medics in child abuse ; 8. Medico-legal considerations ; PART 2 EARLY MANAGEMENT OF CHILD INJURIES ; 9. Pre-hospital care for health care workers ; 10. Initial assessment and medical management ; 11. Airway management ; 12. Shock and fluid management ; 13. Emergency surgical procedures ; 14. Radiological assessment ; 15. Pain and anxiety ; 16. Anaesthesia ; 17. Blood transfusion ; PART 3 DEFINITIVE MANAGEMENT OF SPECIFIC CHILD INJURIES ; 18. Traumatic brain injury ; 19. Cervical spine injuries in children ; 20. Maxillo-facial and oral injuries ; 21. Management of caustic injuries ; 22. Foreign body ingestion ; 23. Ear, nose, and throat injuries ; 24. Eye injuries ; 25. Chest injuries ; 26. Abdominal injuries ; 27. Vascular injuries ; 28. Paediatric orthopaedic injuries ; 29. Injuries to the genitourinary tract ; 30. Burns ; 31. Gunshot injuries ; 32. Bites and stings ; 33. Trauma scoring systems ; 34. Brain death and organ donation