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Nursing Care Related to the Musculoskeletal System

Training Manual - Nursing Care Related to the Musculoskeletal System (70 Pages)

Lesson - Nursing Care Related to the Musculoskeletal System

Section I. Introduction to Orthopedic Nursing
The Musculoskeletal System
Orthopedic Nursing

Section II. Assessment
Physical Assessment
Diagnostic Assessment
Nursing Care of Patients Undergoing Diagnostic Procedures
Pain
Nursing Assessment of Orthopedic Pain

Section III. Special Equipment
The Orthopedic Bed
Special Orthopedic Beds - Turning Frames
Types of Turning Frames

Section IV. Mobilization Aids
Wheelchairs
Crutches

Section V. Casts
Types of Casts
Care of the Patient with a Newly Applied Cast
Finishing the Dry Cast
Cast Cutting
General Nursing Management of the Patient with a Cast
Nursing Management of Patients with Extremity Casts
Nursing Management of Patients with Body or Spica Casts
Turning a Patient in a Spica Cast
Patient Care After Cast Removal

Section VI. Traction
Traction
Preparing the Patient and His Unit for Traction
Traction Apparatus
Skin Traction
Buck's Extension Traction
Russell Traction
Pelvic Traction Girdle
Pelvic Traction Sling
Cervical Traction Halter
Skeletal Traction
Cervical Skeletal Traction
Skeletal Traction Wire or Pin
Skeletal Traction for the Femur
Arm Traction
Nursing Management of the Patient in Traction

Section VII. Contusions, Sprains, Strains and Dislocations
Contusions
Sprains
Strains
Dislocations

Section VIII. Fractures
Fractures
Classification of Fractures
Healing of Bone
Principles of Fracture Management
Nursing Management of a Patient with a Fracture
Life Threatening Complications

Section IX. Amputation
Amputation
The Site of Amputation
Nursing Care and Patient Education

Section X. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Gout
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Gout

Section XI. Drugs
Pain
Nonnarcotic Analgesic/Antipyretic Drugs
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Narcotics
Conclusion
Exercises
Solutions
Appendix - Universal Body Substance Precautions


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