Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

By

  • Julia Kneale, BSc(Hons), RN, RNT, WNB219, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Greenbank, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

This Edition differs substantially from the first. Ten new chapters have been added. The main additions are a new section on orthopedic trauma, and the inclusion of pediatric orthopedics throughout the text. The book is split into two parts. Part I contains the general scene-setting chapters, this section has been expanded to 10 chapters with the inclusion of nutrition and basic principles of trauma/surgical care. Part II begins with a reappraisal of the extent of orthopedic morbidity, and then subdivides to take a pathology-orientated look at the common orthopedic problems. Conditions are explained and diagnostic and treatment methods set out, but the emphasis will be on nursing management.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2004
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06182-0


Table of Contents

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.