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Traumatic Pelvic Fractures

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Description: Pelvic fractures can be a big challenge in caring for the injured patient. Pelvic fractures are important as a cause for morbidity and mortality. The mortality can be 30% with unstable pelvic ring injuries, and 10–12% of this percentage alone is due to blood loss. Multiple complications can occur during a pelvic fracture. This article will help nurses assess and manage patients with pelvic injuries. Topics covered in the article include basic anatomy of the pelvis, diagnostic tests performed after a pelvic fracture, types of pelvic fractures, management of pelvic fractures, and complications.

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Institution: Nursing Center CE
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Language: English

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Added: Sat Jun 09 2007