Nursing Care Related to the Musculoskeletal System (Nursing)
Includes Orthopedic Nursing, Crutch Walking Gaits, Use of Casts, Traction, Contusion, Sprain, Strain, Dislocation and Fracture Management
Nursing Care Related to the Musculoskeletal System
The relationship between the patient and the nursing staff is extremely dynamic and personal. The patient places his trust in the nursing staff and they, in return, must utilize all their knowledge and skills to ensure the patient's well-being and assist in his return to good health and independence. This is accomplished by developing a therapeutic relationship between the patient, his family, and the health care professionals.
The nursing paraprofessional relates very closely with the patient and his family by virtue of his participation in providing nursing care and his presence at the bedside. It is often the nursing paraprofessional who makes the initial observation that something is not as it should be. Nursing paraprofessionals who are responsible, educated, and observant are assets to the therapeutic environment necessary for patient recovery.
The purpose of this course is to enhance your knowledge of medical-surgical nursing care related to the musculoskeletal system and the role of the nursing paraprofessional in providing that care.
This course is part of our Nursing series.
Includes a questions and answers section at the end of each lesson.
Designed for iBooks with full illustrations and diagrams included.
- Nursing Care Related to the Musculoskeletal System