The target audience for this manual is the bedside nurse providing direct patient care in a clinical setting. It is a solid reference for others in the continuum of care - clinical nurse specialists, bedside care providers, nurse practitioners, educators, and students. This manual continues to be a learning tool for nurses new to the orthopaedic environment, as well as those who wish to brush up on less frequently seen conditions. It is a solid reference for a team to develop competencies, policies, and protocols.
This updated textbook provides a valuable overview of musculoskeletal anatomy and neurovascular assessment, common adult orthopaedic conditions, pain management, common orthopaedic complications, and appropriate nursing assessment and care.
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