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2010 Shortage of Nurses Means Death After Hip Fracture Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/718859

Report of presentation to the AAOS Annual Meeting 2010.
Low nurse staffing levels are associated with increased mortality among elderly patients admitted to hospital with hip fractures, new research suggests.
In a retrospective cohort study presented at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2010 Annual Meeting, the risk for death among elderly...
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Acute management and immediate rehabilitation after hip fracture

Location: http://www.guideline.gov/summary/summary.aspx?ss=15&doc_id=4339&nbr=3272

Acute management and immediate rehabilitation after hip fracture amongst people aged 65 years and over.(Guideline)
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Boxers Fracture

Location: http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=660923

Boxer's fracture is a common name for a fracture of the distal fifth metacarpal and received its name from one of its most common causes, punching an object with a closed fist. It can occur from a fistfight or from punching a hard object.
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Hip Fractures

Location: http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=596395

Hip Fractures (Nursing Center CE) Fractures within the hip joint area are one of the most frequently seen injuries in hospital patients, and these injuries are on the rise. The general life expectancy of the world population has and will continue to increase. Of all the patients sustaining hip fractures, 97%...
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Hip Fractures A Joint Effort

Location: http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=649861

Hip Fractures—A Joint Effort (Nursing Center CE This article describes the efforts of a interdisciplinary team to develop and implement a hip fracture protocol that directs the care of patients from admission in the emergency room to a planned discharge. The ideal process of care is driven by quality measures and...
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Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome After Multiple Trauma

Location: http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=613509

Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is a serious, often fatal, sequel to multiple trauma. Prolonged shock states, severe sepsis, acute pancreatitis, acute renal failure, severe burns, ischemic conditions, and acute respiratory distress syndrome have been implicated in the development of MODS.
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Pediatric Upper Extremity Fractures

Location: http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=677419

Broken Bones Common Pediatric Upper Extremity Fractures-Part II (Nursing Center CE) Nurses are often one of the first healthcare providers to assess a child with a fracture. Although basic fracture care and principles are used, nurses caring for these young patients must also have a good understanding of normal bone growth...
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Quality improvement for patients with hip fracture

Location: http://qshc.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/11/3/239

Problem: The first East Anglian audit of hip fracture was conducted in eight hospitals during 1992. There were significant differences between hospitals in 90-day mortality, development of pressure sores, median lengths of hospital stay, and in most other process measures. Only about half the survivors recovered their pre-fracture physical function....
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Rhabdomyolysis

Location: http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=616056

Rhabdomyolysis (RDM) is a disorder causing injury to muscle, particularly the sarcolemma of skeletal muscle. The process may be precipitated by acute traumatic injury (burn, crush, and exertion), disease (alcoholism), disorders of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, drugs (Hydroxymethylglutaryl–CoA Reductase Inhibitors— Statins [HMG-CoA]), and other various muscle membrane and ion channel...
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Traumatic Pelvic Fractures

Location: http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=660561

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...
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Turf Toe

Location: http://www.nursingcenter.com/prodev/ce_article.asp?tid=660805

ThSprain injury to the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint is referred to as turf toe. The incidence of this injury has increased over the years secondary to athletic fields being covered by artificial turf and also by increased flexibility of the toe box in athletic shoes. The pathogenesis of turf toe will...
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