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This textbook on orthopedic nursing attempts to bring together in one volume the background of medical information and nursing techniques necessary to assist the nurse in caring for the orthopedic patient. The book is not intended to take the place of a comprehensive reference text on orthopedic surgery. The authors emphasize established principles. In preparing this edition, old material has been reorganized to keep the context abreast of progress in orthopedic surgery. Increased emphasis has been placed on rehabilitation. New surgical procedures and the nursing care that must follow have been included. The new illustrations help the student to identify orthopedic apparatus, clarify nursing care, and assist the nurse in giving the best care possible to the orthopedic patient. The book is divided into 15 units, each of which is followed by questions for study and a reference list. A glossary of terms is included at the back of the
Calderwood's Orthopedic Nursing.. JAMA. 1954;155(9):871. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690270067038