Title: Managing Minor Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions
Author: David Bradley
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Reviewer: Anne Duell, registered general nurse, Birmingham Community NHS Trust
What was it like?
This book presents a learning experience encompassing a variety of musculoskeletal injuries; it covers from anatomy and physiology, history taking and examination through to documentation, x-ray interpretation and the legal and ethical issues. Incorporated into this is an overview about a number of minor musculoskeletal conditions and injuries we may be presented with.
It is written in a manner, which facilitates a distance learning approach and supports independent learning.
What were the highlights?
The highlights to this book are the additional resources available free on-line, which work in conjunction with the book to support learning at one’s own pace.
Strengths & weaknesses:
The strengths of this book is its ability to work at a variety of levels. It can be employed by an individual learner or by a lecturer employing it as a text to support academic learning of students. The book provides the basics which encourages its readers to access further information on-line to enhance their clinical learning skills. This book is a long term resource and is not designed to be a quick read but it designed to be a learning tool.
Who should read it?
It should be read by all who work in minor injury units or desire to learn more about minor injuries, which may be presented in their area of work. Academic tutors who teach within an emergency care course would be recommended to review this text to consider it to either supplement their modules or to refer to their students as an additional learning resource that may work alongside some of their taught modules.