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October 1944

Orthopedic Nursing.

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By R. N. Funsten and Carmelita Calderwood. Price, $3.75. Pp. 559, with 181 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(4):293. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020100065022

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Abstract

The great importance of competent, experienced nursing for orthopedic patients is appreciated by all who are responsible for the end results. This is particularly apparent now, when the turnover in the nursing personnel is apt to be higher than ever before.

This book will be a great help in the teaching of the principles of orthopedic nursing.

Attention to detail makes the difference between good and bad technic, and this is especially true in the care of orthopedic patients. It is impossible to give in detail the various technics used throughout the country, but the basic procedures are described. Each orthopedist will want certain changes made to suit his own methods of handling the different types of orthopedic conditions.

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