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.

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