Ch 21: Shoulder & Elbow Dislocations

About This Chapter

Use this skills and training chapter to improve your knowledge of shoulder and elbow dislocations. The chapter's simple lessons can be used to supplement nursing training materials and help healthcare professionals with continuing education.

Shoulder & Elbow Dislocations - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive chapter examines the causes, symptoms and treatments for a variety of shoulder and elbow dislocations. As you progress through this series of lessons, you'll become familiar with posterior shoulder, anterior shoulder and elbow dislocations, as well as nursemaid's elbow treatments, reducation techniques and rehab exercises.

You can take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to retain important information from the chapter. Our instructors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about shoulder and elbow dislocations. You can also access the chapter whenever it's convenient using any Internet-connected device.

How It Helps

Healthcare professionals can use the chapter for continuing education purposes, and nurses can work through the chapter's resources to enhance their basic dislocation treatment knowledge. Aspiring medical professionals may also use the chapter to get ahead in an introductory health class.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Recognize symptoms, treatments and complications for posterior shoulder dislocations
  • Differentiate between anterior and posterior shoulder dislocations
  • Describe reducation techniques for anterior shoulder dislocation
  • Assess anterior shoulder dislocation, rehab, exercises, nerve injuries and complications
  • Identify different types of anterior shoulder dislocations
  • Tell what causes anterior shoulder dislocation
  • Understand how dislocated elbows are treated through physical therapy and rehab exercises
  • Recognize the recovery time for dislocated elbows
  • Compare different types of dislocated elbows
  • Evaluate nursemaid's elbow symptoms and treatments

Final Exam
Critical Care Nursing
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Chapter Exam
Shoulder & Elbow Dislocations
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