Ch 23: Musculoskeletal Disorders & Nursing Actions

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll review a variety of nursing actions for musculoskeletal disorders. You can access these short lessons and quizzes any time, and they can help you study for upcoming nursing certification exams.

Musculoskeletal Disorders & Nursing Actions - Chapter Summary

This chapter examines nursing actions related to musculoskeletal disorders and infections. Our expert instructors define the causes, symptoms and treatments of several disorders, and you'll take a look at concepts like progressive mobility protocols, gait analysis and body mobility responses. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe the causes, symptoms and treatment of various musculoskeletal infections
  • Evaluate body mobility complications
  • Explain the ways in which age affects mobility
  • Recognize types of gait abnormalities
  • Assess nursing protocols for progressive mobility

Following each lesson is an interactive quiz that covers important medical terms and nursing actions. The chapter is available any time, and its online format allows you to study whenever you have free time in your schedule. Revisit the lessons and quizzes as many times as needed, and reach out to our instructors if you have any questions.

5 Lessons in Chapter 23: Musculoskeletal Disorders & Nursing Actions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Musculoskeletal Infections: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

1. Musculoskeletal Infections: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Jason woke-up with knee pain. It looked a little red and swollen, and it felt worse than usual after an evening of basketball. What's happening? In this lesson, we will discuss several of the most common musculoskeletal infections.

How Mobility Affects the Body: Responses & Complications

2. How Mobility Affects the Body: Responses & Complications

We are going to learn about what mobility is and the good effects it has on the body. We will also go over what can happen in the body if mobility stops.

The Impact of Age on Mobility: Examples & Overview

3. The Impact of Age on Mobility: Examples & Overview

This lesson examines the physical changes that occur to the mechanical body as we age. Specific regards are given to what decreases mobility, and why.

What Is Gait? - Definition, Types, Analysis & Abnormalities

4. What Is Gait? - Definition, Types, Analysis & Abnormalities

By the end of this lesson, students will be better able to define what gait is and how gait is analyzed by medical professionals. They'll also be able to describe four different types of abnormal gait and link gait abnormalities to physiologic dysfunction.

Progressive Mobility: Nursing Protocols & Patient Management

5. Progressive Mobility: Nursing Protocols & Patient Management

In this lesson, you will learn about the nursing definition of progressive mobility, situations in which patients may require progressive mobility, its barriers, and how to manage adult patients during this treatment.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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