Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing,
Edition 2
By Julia Kneale, BSc(Hons), RN, RNT, WNB219

Publication Date: 09 Sep 2004
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' homesThis 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
  • Key Features

  • Addresses the rationales and evidence for nursing practice, provides a sound basis for clinical decision-making based on current knowledge and understanding
  • An essential text focusing on nursing care and patient management, which reflects current practice at national and local levels
  • Comprehensive reference lists and additional reading lists provide valuable resources for readers
  • New Features

  • The addition of musculoskeletal trauma enhances the orthopaedic nursing focus
  • New chapters on nutrition, skeletal infections, patient admission, children and adolescent care, osteoporosis, spinal cord injuries, nerve injuries, pelvic injuries, sports injuries and over use injuries
  • Concentration throughout the text on orthopaedics across the life-span (1E was adults only)
  • New diagrams to add to the excellent ones found in 1E
  • About the author
    By Julia Kneale, BSc(Hons), RN, RNT, WNB219, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Greenbank, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
    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.
    Book details
    ISBN: 9780443061820
    Page Count: 552
    Retail Price : £46.99
    Langstaff and Christie 2000 Trauma care: a team approach Butterworth Heinemann £31.99
    This is focused on the trauma patient group only.

    Butler: Orthopaedic Nursing Hardcover 864 pages (2002) Saunders; ISBN: 0721693024

    USA book, much higher price point

    Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing
    Orthopaedic nurses in elective and trauma units, and in community outreach teams
    Rheumatology nurses
    Theatre nurses
    A&E nurses
    Practice/district nurses