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Title:
Management of brain-injured children
Author:
Appleton, Richard, MRCP.
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780192627940

9780192627933
Format :
Book

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Central Library RJ496.B7 M356 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Management of brain injured children describes the epidemiology, assessment, and management of traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries in children. Throughout, the emphasis is upon providing a multidisciplinary and integrated `team' approach to understanding these problems. Each chapter hasbeen written by specialists who have regularly worked with brain injured children, providing perspectives from neurologists, psychologists, a Hospital Play Specialist, a Social Worker, Speech and Language Therapist, Headteacher, physiotherapists, and finally, a parent's point of view. The bookfocuses in detail on the acute medical and nursing needs of the children, the types of problems and difficulties both they and their families encounter, and discusses how the child can be ultimately be returned to the community. Finally, recommendations for the prevention of such injuries arediscussed. The book provides a comprehensive, and easily accessible guide for any specialists regularly, or occasionally required to deal with head injuries in children.


Author Notes

Dr Richard Appleton The Roald Dahl EEG Unit Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital (Alder Hey) Liverpool L12 2AP Tel: 0151 252 5851 Fax: 0151 252 5152


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Epidemiology: The causes of brain injury in children
Chapter 2 Resuscitation and acute treatment of brain injuries (traumatic and atraumatic)
Chapter 3 The rehabilitation process: The 'team' or multidisciplinary approach
Chapter 4 Immediate medical and nursing needs
Chapter 5 Physical difficulties
Chapter 6 Feeding difficulties
Chapter 7 Speech and language difficulties
Chapter 8 Cognitive and educational difficulties
Chapter 9 Behavioural and emotional difficulties
Chapter 10 Community liaison
Chapter 11 The impact of brain injury on the family
Chapter 12 The prevention of brain injuries
Chapter 13 A parent's point of view
Chapter 1 Epidemiology: The causes of brain injury in children
Chapter 2 Resuscitation and acute treatment of brain injuries (traumatic and atraumatic)
Chapter 3 The rehabilitation process: The 'team' or multidisciplinary approach
Chapter 4 Immediate medical and nursing needs
Chapter 5 Physical difficulties
Chapter 6 Feeding difficulties
Chapter 7 Speech and language difficulties
Chapter 8 Cognitive and educational difficulties
Chapter 9 Behavioural and emotional difficulties
Chapter 10 Community liaison
Chapter 11 The impact of brain injury on the family
Chapter 12 The prevention of brain injuries
Chapter 13 A parent's point of view

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