Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 3685009
  • Book
  • 552 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Building on the success of the first edition, this edition brings together pertinent issues related to orthopaedic and trauma nursing, exploring the implications for practice and the evidence basis for clinical decisions.

This text, compiled by a team of lecturers and experienced practitioners within the field, reflects the variety of adult and paediatric clinical settings where orthopaedic and trauma nurses work, including acute wards, clinics, community hospitals, nursing homes and patients' homes

This book provides a comprehensive reference text aimed at- orthopaedic and trauma practitioners- those in or developing specialist roles in orthopaedics and trauma- undergraduate students on orthopaedic related courses
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Foreword. Preface. Orthopaedic and trauma nursing. The scope of care. Orthopaedic nursing theory and concepts. The locomotor system. Why move? Why restricting movement is important. Pain management and orthopaedic care. The importance of nutrition. Epidemiology influences. Process and prevention of infection. Orthopaedic infections. Patient admission: planned and emergency. Joint and limb problems in children and adolescents. Care of patients with bone tumours. Care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Care of patients with rheumatic diseases. Osteoarthritis and total joint replacements. Care of patients with spinal conditions and injuries. Osteoporosis nursing implications. Care of patients with acute spinal cord injuries. Care of patients with upper limb injuries and conditions.Peripheral nerve injuries. Care of patients with a pelvic injury. Care of patients with lower limb injuries and conditions. Sports injuries. Overuse injuries.
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Kneale, Julia Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Greenbank, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.
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