Changing trends in wound healing of open fractures: Comparison of vaccum assisted dressing versus traditonal dressing
ConclusionVacuum assisted dressing is more effective than traditional wound dressing in wound healing of open fractures. (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - September 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Orthopaedic nursing competencies
Publication date: Available online 25 September 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - September 27, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Does an orthopaedic workshop improve the confidence of nurses transitioning into the specialty of orthopaedics?
ConclusionIt was evident that nurses transitioning into the speciality of orthopaedics had lower confidence levels in relation to specialty-specific skills and knowledge. The use of an education workshop improved the confidence of nurses, not only immediately post intervention, but also in the longer term. Supporting a pathway to transition in the specialty which includes specific education delivered at key times is recommended as it could beneficial to advanced beginner nurses, the specialty, patients and the profession. (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - September 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Developing And Writing A Conference Abstract
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Beverley Gray (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - September 22, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Assessment of post-operative pain medication adherence after day case orthopaedic surgery: A prospective, cross-sectional study
This study aimed to determine the influence of various factors on, and the and the extent of adherence to prescribed post-operative pain medication (POPM) measured by participant-reported pill count (PRPC) following day case orthopaedic surgery at a private South African hospital.MethodsThis prospective, quantitative cross-sectional study involving 120 participants (51 males, 69 females), used a structured questionnaire completed through a telephonic survey, 4 days after orthopaedic surgery. Measurements included PRPC adherence (adherent vs. non-adherent), in relation to post-operative adherence behaviour (POAB), normal me...
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - September 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The Quality of counseling of rehabilitation evaluated by surgery patients at university hospital – cross sectional study.
Publication date: Available online 7 September 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Pirjo Kaakinen, Merja Meriläinen, Pauliina Putila, Maria Kääriäinen (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - September 8, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Should patients be denied access to total joint replacement surgery because they are obese?
Publication date: Available online 5 September 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Rebecca Jester (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - September 6, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Osteoporosis knowledge and related factors among orthopedic nurses in Hunan province of China
The objective of this study was to assess the level of osteoporosis knowledge and identify the factors correlated with knowledge levels among orthopedic nurses in China. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among orthopedic nurses at 13 tertiary hospitals in Hunan Province, China. Knowledge was assessed by the Osteoporosis Knowledge Assessment Test (OKAT). A total of 558 nurses completed the survey and 530 valid questionnaires were returned with a response rate of 95%. Each question had three response options of “True”, “False” and “Don't know.” The mean of scores from all OKAT questio...
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - September 5, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Factors that influence the quality of pain management in patients with skin traction
ConclusionsThe quality of pain management for fracture patients on skin traction is not up to the required level. The uncontrolled level of pain negatively affected patients’ physical status and general wellbeing. (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - August 21, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

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Publication date: August 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, Volume 34Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - August 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Predictors of fragility fractures and osteoporosis among people over 50 years old – a retrospective cohort study
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Merja Meriläinen, Pirjo Oikarinen, Kristina Mikkonen, Pirjo Kaakinen (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - August 15, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Community Rehabilitation Interventions after Hip Fracture: Pragmatic Evidence-Based Practice Recommendations
Publication date: Available online 2 August 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Panagiota CopanitsanouPractice development enables the practitioners to develop their knowledge and allows the application of evidence-based care for their patients. It happens within the practitioner’s own clinical practice area and enhances personal and professional growth whilst focusing on patients’ specific needs. This is important when working with patients in the rehabilitation phase following fragility hip fracture whose care should be provided by practitioners knowledgeable about th...
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - August 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

An exploration of nursing practices related to care of orthopaedic external fixators (pin/wire sites) in the Australian context
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Fergus Campbell, Elizabeth Watt (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - August 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Predictors of low-energy fractures among people over 50 years old – a register study.
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Merja Meriläinen, Pirjo Oikarinen, Kristina Mikkonen, Pirjo Kaakinen (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - August 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Effects of Protocol on Prevention of Delirium in Hospitalized Hip Fracture Patients: A Quality Improvement Project
DISCUSSIONHealthcare workers should take measures to reduce the incidence of delirium in patients. There is a need for further studies on the use of protocols in the identification, prevention, and treatment of delirium in hospitalized patients. (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - August 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Expectations and depression in patients who have undergone total hip arthroplasty in Japan: a prospective cohort study
ConclusionsIt is worthwhile for health providers to investigate patients’ expectations early postoperatively by considering their preoperative depression to confirm fulfillment of expectations. (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - July 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Between hope and fear: A qualitative study on perioperative experiences and coping of patients after lumbar fusion surgery
ConclusionThis study demonstrates that for lumbar fusion patients, surgery seems to be a last resort. Professionals should fulfill the patients need for information and focus on managing realistic expectations while respecting the distress and strain the illness process has on a patient, thereby potentially increasing patient satisfaction and enhancing postoperative recovery. (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - July 10, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Improving the referral pattern of patients with knee osteoarthritis to the orthopaedic surgeon: Development and evaluation of a new screening algorithm based on patient-reported data and radiographs
ConclusionsThe algorithm was able to identify most patients relevant for referral to OS, but less suitable for identifying those not relevant. The algorithm performed excellent in predicting TKR surgery. With further development, this screening algorithm might contribute to improvement of the referral pattern in the orthopaedic outpatient clinic. (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - July 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Essentials for Stroke Care Nursing; An Expert Guide in a Nutshell, Edition, K.J. Morrison. Springer Publishing (2017), Price £24.99, ISBN 978-0826191199
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Matthew Ricks (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - July 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Literature Reviews
Publication date: Available online 4 July 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - July 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Cognitive status following a hip fracture and its association with postoperative mortality and activities of daily living A prospective comparative study of two prehospital emergency care procedures
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Glenn Larsson, Ulf Strömberg, Cecilia Rogmark, Anna NilsdotterAbstractIntroductionEarly assessment of hip fracture patients’ cognitive function is important for preventing pre- and postoperative complications. The aim of this study was twofold: (1) to assess prehospital cognitive function in hip fracture patients and establish whether cognitive status differs pre- and postoperatively between prehospital fast track care (PFTC) and the traditional emergency department (ED) pathway and (2) whether...
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - July 3, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The retirement of orthopaedic nurses: a new challenge
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Julie Santy-Tomlinson (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - June 4, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Understanding research: Systematic Reviews for orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
Publication date: Available online 13 May 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Paul McLiesh (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - May 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Editorial Board/Title Page
Publication date: May 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, Volume 33Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - May 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Orthopaedic nurses’ engagement in clinical research; an exploration of ideas, facilitators and challenges
ConclusionOur findings suggest that significant work is still required to build sufficient research capacity and capability within the nursing workforce. Key to success will be developing effective leaders, who can create a positive and supportive research culture across an organisation to strengthen the research voice of nursing, which will drive improvements in future care. (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - May 3, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

‘Does an orthopaedic workshop improve the confidence of nurses transitioning into the specialty of orthopaedics?’
ConclusionIt was evident that nurses transitioning into the speciality of orthopaedics had lower confidence levels in relation to specialty specific skills and knowledge. The use of an education workshop improved the confidence of nurses not only immediately post intervention but also in the longer term. A recommendation of supporting a pathway to transition in the specialty which includes specific education delivered at key times is seen as beneficial to the advanced beginner nurses, the specialty, patients and the profession. (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - April 24, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

ABC of Clinical Professionalism, first ed., N. Cooper, A. Frain, J. Frain (Eds.). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing (2018), Price £26.99, ISBN 978-1119266662
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Matthew Ricks (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - April 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Examining pain before and after primary total knee replacement (TKR): A retrospective chart review
Publication date: Available online 8 April 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Y. Ramlall, J.J.D. Andrion, H.U. Cameron, M. SawhneyAbstractObjectiveThe goal of total knee replacement is to improve function and reduce knee pain. The aim of this retrospective chart review was to assess the change in pain intensity from prior to TKR to after TKR at time of discharge from hospital.MethodConsecutive charts of 595 patients who were discharged from the orthopaedic inpatient setting between January 2014 and July 2014 were reviewed.ResultsThe mean pre-operative pain intensity score was 7/10...
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - April 9, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Literature Reviews
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - March 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Genotype, resilience and function and Physical Activity post hip fracture
This study tested the direct and indirect association of 10 candidate genes, age, cognition, gender, comorbidities, pain and social activity on resilience, function and exercise post hip fracture.MethodThis was descriptive study including 172 community dwelling older adults. Measures included age, gender, cognition (Modified Mini Mental Status Exam), comorbidities, social activities (self-report), DNA (GRM1, NTRK1, NTRK2, GNB3, NPY, SLC6A15. SLC6A4, BDNF, CR1TR1, FKBP5), pain (areas of pain and Numeric Rating Scale), function (Physical and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living; Lower Extremity Gains Score; Short Physical...
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - March 23, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Enhanced recovery in usual health care improves functional recovery after total knee arthroplasty
Publication date: Available online 18 March 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Anouk G.M. Didden, Ilona M. Punt, Peter Z. Feczko, Antoine F. LenssenAbstractBackgroundThe success of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is determined by an effective surgical procedure as well as a well-organized clinical care pathway. Research has shown that day-of-surgery mobilization decreases length of stay (LOS) and complication rates. We developed, implemented, and evaluated a new clinical care pathway for patients undergoing TKA, including early mobilization, using ‘Lean Six Sigma (LSS)’,...
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - March 19, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Opioid induced constipation management in orthopaedic and trauma patients: Treatment and the potential of nurse-initiated management
ConclusionThe important balance between adequate analgesia and minimising OIC symptoms is an ongoing challenge for clinicians, and an area of patient care where nurses could be leading management. (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - March 16, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Telehealth in Contemporary Orthopaedic Nursing
Publication date: Available online 13 March 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Paul McLiesh (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - March 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Patient-reported symptoms of ‘calm’, ‘irritated’ and ‘infected’ skeletal external fixator pin site wound states; a cross-sectional study
ConclusionsThe findings provide greater depth of understanding of the symptoms of pin site infection and irritation. Patients may be able to differentiate between different pin site states by comparing the magnitude of the inflammatory symptoms and the presence of other specific symptoms that relate solely to infection and no other clinical state. The irritated state is probably caused by a different pathological process rather than infection and may be an indication of contact dermatitis. (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - February 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

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Publication date: February 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, Volume 32Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - February 17, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The impact of pre-operative telephone support and education on symptoms of anxiety, depression, pain and quality of life post total knee replacement: An exploratory case study
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Sharon Allsop, Robyn Fairhall, Julia Morphet (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Fatigue and pain in children and adults with multiple osteochondromas in Norway, a cross-sectional study
ConclusionHigh prevalence of fatigue was found in Norwegian children and adults with MO. Such findings have not been previously reported. Pain was prevalent in both children and adults. This implies that fatigue and pain warrant specific attention in clinical practice and further research regarding persons with MO. (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - February 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Forthcoming events
Publication date: Available online 2 February 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - February 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Literature reviews
Publication date: Available online 2 February 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - February 2, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

A review and synthesis of correlates of fatigue in osteoarthritis
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Alisha J. Hackney, N. Jennifer Klinedinst, Barbara Resnick, Cynthia Renn, Gary FiskumAbstractFatigue affects nearly half of all adults with osteoarthritis. Affected individuals report difficulty with daily functioning, requiring more time and rest during activities, feeling easily exhausted, and having to give up on social and volunteer activities known to improve quality of life. Because its etiology is poorly understood, clinical practice guidelines are unable to address management of fatigue in ost...
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - February 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Postoperative pain experience, pain treatment and recovery after lumbar fusion and fixation surgery
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2019Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Eva Rutström, Sören Söndergaard, Christopher Lundborg, Kerstin Ene (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - January 25, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Understanding research: Qualitative research in orthopaedic and trauma nursing
Publication date: Available online 2 November 2018Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Philippa Rasmussen, Paul McLiesh (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - January 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

The epidemiology of hip fractures helps us to improve treatment and care
Publication date: Available online 20 December 2018Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): M. Eghbal Heidari (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - December 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Pain Management in Older Adults: A Nursing Perspective, Gisele Pickering, Sharon Kaasalainen, Sandra Zwakhalen (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland (2018), 135, eBook Price: £ 31:99 ISBN 10 331971693X Hard cover Price £39:99 ISBN 13 9783319716930
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2018Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Mary Drozd (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - December 11, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Development of the Good2Go MyHealth Passport for individuals with Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A knowledge-synthesis study
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2018Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Sunny Jeong, Khadidja Chougui, Corinne Mercier, Trudy Wong, Marie-Elaine Lafrance, Veronique Gagnon, Sylvie-Anne Plourde, Frank Rauch, Claudette Bilodeau, Kelly Thorstad, Argerie Tsimicalis (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - December 5, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Men's perceptions of living with osteoporosis: A systematic review of qualitative studies
ConclusionsThe most striking finding from this review was the lack of available qualitative evidence. However, it emerged that the present focus of osteoporosis as a women's disease may influence how men develop self-management strategies. These data highlight the need to include men in future osteoporosis health-related conversations and interventions.Systematic review registrationCRD42018093999. (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - December 4, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Translation and validation of the Greek version of the “ASEPSIS” scoring method for orthopaedic wound infections
Publication date: Available online 1 December 2018Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Panagiota Copanitsanou, Vasileios A. Kechagias, Petros Galanis, Theodoros B. Grivas, Peter WilsonAbstractIntroductionThe ASEPSIS scoring method represents an important instrument for assessing surgical wounds for infections. The purpose of this study was to translate and validate the ASEPSIS in Greek.MethodsThe ASEPSIS was translated from English to Greek, back-translated to English, and reviewed by an experts committee. Reliability and validity analyses were performed in a sample of 111 consecutive o...
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - December 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Pre-operative pain management with nerve block in patients with hip fractures: A randomized, controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 28 November 2018Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Pär Wennberg, Rolf Norlin, Johan Herlitz, Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm, Margareta Möller (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - November 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Fragility Fracture: a global call to action
Publication date: Available online 29 November 2018Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma NursingAuthor(s): Louise Brent, Karen Hertz, Matthew Costa (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - November 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research

Editorial Board/Title Page
Publication date: November 2018Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, Volume 31Author(s): (Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing)
Source: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing - November 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: research