Musculoskeletal trauma care

Rebecca Jester, Julie Santy and Jean Rogers

in Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

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ISBN: 9780199569809
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729850 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Musculoskeletal trauma care

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The nature of trauma - The physiological response to trauma - Psychological responses to trauma - The principles of trauma care - Accident prevention - Falls - Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) - Multiple injuries - Head injury - Management of head injury - Chest trauma - Abdominal trauma - Early warning scores - Fractures - Fracture healing - Open (compound) fractures - Fracture healing problems - Principles of fracture management - Dislocation and subluxation - Traumatic wound management - Soft tissue injury 1: muscle and tendon - Soft tissue injury 2: ligaments and cartilage - Peripheral nerve injury - Crush injuries and traumatic amputation

Chapter.  16903 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nursing Skills ; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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