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The first textbook on orthopedic nursing supplies the fundamental information that is necessary for nurses. With this understanding of common orthopedic conditions, the nurses are better qualified for cooperation with the orthopedic surgeon in the prevention of development of deformities, the treatment for them and the training of the patient.
The subject matter is presented in simple language and is well arranged. The clinical pictures are a great asset.
The fundamental nursing technic is explained for each condition; however, the nursing details must vary according to the surgeon.
If any criticism is to be given, I should say that the text does not include enough specific detail of instructions for nurses in the care of orthopedic patients.
A TEXTBOOK OF ORTHOPAEDIC NURSING. Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(4):912. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930160230024