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Orthopaedic Nursing

October 2012, Volume 31 Number 5 , p 281 - 286

Authors

  • Michelle M. Lucki
  • Deborah E. Napier
  • Cynthia Wagner

Abstract

FINDINGS:Although findings were not statistically significant, opportunities to improve care were identified. More attention is needed to evaluate patients effectively for pain, particularly where there are cognitive deficits. Designing and implementing a program for increased bed mobility and protocols that closely monitor and manage fluid intake may offset postoperative complications.

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