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Casting: part two

01 June 1999

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to provide information on the reasons for cast adaptation, the safest ways to adapt and/or remove a...

Casting: part one

01 May 1999

Emergency Nurse

CPD

The aim of this first article is to to increase nurses’ knowledge of casting, consider the health, safety and environmental aspects of casting, and outline the care...

Hip fracture prevention in the frail older patient

01 May 2001

Nursing Older People

Nursing practice

Hip fractures are a common occurrence. In the UK there are over 60,000 annually (DoH 1994) and one in three orthopaedic beds is occupied by someone with a hip...

Hip fracture prevention in the frail older patient

01 April 2001

Nursing Older People

General

Hip fractures are a common occurrence. In the UK there are over 60,000 annually (DoH 1994) and one in three orthopaedic beds is occupied by someone with a hip...

Management of common fractures

30 January 2013

Nursing Older People

CPD

The incidence of fractures increases with advancing age partly due to the presence of multiple comorbidities and increased risk of falls. Common fracture sites in...

Casting: part one

31 March 1999

Nursing Standard

Continuing professional development casting part one

Aim and intended outcomes Aim and intended outcomes The aim of this first article is to to increase nurses' knowledge of casting, consider the health, safety and...

Understanding the principles of traction

09 August 1995

Nursing Standard

Orthopaedics

As the use of traction has declined in recent years, nurses’ skills in this area have consequently decreased. Standards of care for patients in traction might now be...

Casting: part two

07 April 1999

Nursing Standard

CPD

In the second of two articles, Margaret Prior and Susan Miles discuss techniques for the adaptation and removal of casts. They also consider common complications,...

Fractures:pathophysiology, treatment and nursing care

17 September 2008

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Many nurses working in the primary and secondary sectors will care for patients who have sustained fractures. The ability to assess these patients systemically in...

Fractured neck of femur

24 February 1999

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article discusses the risk factors associated with fractured neck of femur in older people and outlines the assessments and post-operative care that should be...