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Compartment Syndrome (5)
Nursing aspects of acute compartment syndrome
OCOSH Code: ON_T_C_CS
Delirium or Dementia (0)
Acute confusional states following orthopaedic surgery: Nursing care aspects
OCOSH Code: ON_T_C_D
Fat Embolism (4)
Nursing Aspects of Pat Embolism Syndrome
OCOSH Code: ON_T_C_FE
Pressure Ulcers (2)
Nursing aspects; prevention and management of pressure sores in orthopaedic patients
OCOSH Code: ON_T_C_PU
Venous Thrombo-embolism (4)
Nursing care aspects of venous thrombo-ebolism VTE in orthopaedic patients
OCOSH Code: ON_T_C_VTE
Wound Infection (6)
Nursing care, management and prevention of wound infections (surgical site infections) in orthopaedic patients
OCOSH Code: ON_T_C_SSI

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Orthopaedic Complications Quick Reference Guide

Location: http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=685526

Orthopaedic Complications: Quick Reference Guide In orthopaedics, there are many potential complications that may either be life-threatening or limb-threatening. Fat embolism, pulmonary embolism, and even hemorrhage may be life-threatening. Acute compartment syndrome, infection, and malunion or nonunion of a fracture can lead to loss of a limb or impaired limb...
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Orthopaedic Outliers

Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=15910821&dopt=Abstract

The practice of out-lying patients is dangerous: a multicentre comparison study of nursing care provided for trauma patients. (Injury. 2005 Jun;36(6):710-3. Epub 2005 Mar 24.) Pressure for acute hospital beds is a national problem with many acute trauma patients being admitted to non-trauma wards. This prospective multicentre questionnaire study of 220...
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Preventing Postoperative Complications

Location: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3689/is_199910/ai_n8874180

Is the nursing care you give to prevent or manage complications as effective as it could be? Here you'll learn which interventions are here to stay (at least for now) and which ones are on the way out. Nursing, Oct 1999
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