Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

Rebecca Jester; Julie Santy; Jean Rogers
Oxford Handbooks in Nursing

Providing busy practitioners with the information they need to deliver care, and nursing students with a clear overview of the field, the Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing is an easily accessible, practical, and comprehensive guide to all aspects of practice. Orthopaedics and trauma is a major sector of acute hospital and community care, and one in which nurses and Allied Health Professionals play a pivotal role, covering the continuum from birth to death and managing everything from emergency care to rehabilitation and discharge. This handbook is the ideal companion, presenting a broad spectrum of care and treatment across trauma and orthopaedics. It provides an evidence-based synopsis of contemporary care and treatment as well as an applied assessment framework for those wishing to advance their practice. Clearly laid-out, well-illustrated and written in a readable, note-based style, the Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing brings together the authors' many years of collective experience in one easy-to-use format which the practitioner and student won't want to be without.


1. Introduction
2. Musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology
3. Assessment of the musculoskeletal system
4. General Principles of Care
5. Complications
6. Musculoskeletal conditions
7. Elective Interventions
8. Musculoskeletal Trauma Care
9. Injury Management
10. Regional musculoskeletal injuries


Rebecca Jester Professor Jester completed the orthopaedic nursing certificate in 1982 prior to undertaking her general nurse training. She has gained nearly 30 years experience in trauma and orthopaedic nursing in the UK and Sweden. Rebecca completed her PhD in Health Sciences at the University of Birmingham in 2001 supported by a national Smith and Nephew Fellowship. Her PhD and subsequent research has focused on the development and evaluation of trauma and orthopaedic services and interventions. Rebecca was awarded a personal chair in Orthopaedic Nursing in 2008 by Keele University. Her current post is Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Keele University and part time advanced nurse practitioner in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the Dudley Group of Hospitals, West Midlands. She is on the editorial board for the International Journal of Trauma and Orthopaedic Nursing. ; Julie Santy Julie qualified as a nurse in 1982. In 1987 she completed her orthopaedic nursing certificate at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. She has almost 30 years of nursing experience which includes periods working in orthopaedic and trauma units in London, Cambridge, South Africa and Hull. She took up her first post in nurse education in 1995 having completed her MSc in 1999. Her current post is as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Hull. She is currently working on a research study looking at the recognition of infection in external fixator pin site wounds. Julie was a steering committee member of the Royal College of Nursing Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing for 8 years until 2007. She is currently Co-editor of the International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing (formerly Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing).; Jean Rogers Jean qualified as a registered nurse in 1988 from Salford NHS Trust. She has worked in a number of areas including elective orthopaedics, acute trauma and ENT, rheumatology and endocrinology, and acute medicine and rehabilitation. She undertook the orthopaedic course at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in 1991 and in her spare time completed a certificate in higher education. Following this, she held posts as senior staff nurse, junior sister and lecturer/practitioner and completed a BSc (Hons) in nursing practice. She is chair of the Northwest Orthopaedic and Trauma Forum and is a member of the Network for Evidence Based Practice in Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing and the Trauma and Orthopaedic Nurse Educators. Jean currently works as practice educator facilitator for Stockport NHS Foundation Trust where she believes that she has the best of both worlds, educating nurses of the future in the practice setting. She is undertaking a MSc in professional development.