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  • 19 May 2019

    A Competence Framework for Orthopaedic and Trauma Practitioners

    Publication Code : 007 036

    The RCN recognises the importance and value of orthopaedic and trauma practitioners in clinical practice. These competencies have been revised to support these practitioners in a clear, consistent and evidence based format to reflect their specific, specialist knowledge and skills.

  • 6 Feb 2015

    Traction principles and application

    Publication Code : 004721 ISBN : 9781910066980

    Provides information on applying traction and caring for the patients’ safety while traction remains in place. This publication is under review.

  • 10 Sep 2014

    Peripheral neurovascular observations for acute limb compartment syndrome

    Publication Code : 004685 ISBN : 978190066836

    This publication is under review and will be updated in 2020. Publication providing guidance for the early detection of acute limb compartment syndrome (ALCS). With close involvement with the British Orthopaedic Association, these guidelines cover the care of adults, children and young people with potential ALCS due to injury or treatment for limb conditions. 

  • 8 Nov 2011

    Guidance on pin site care

    Publication Code : 004137 ISBN : 9781906633851

    This publication is under review and is due to be republished early 2020. Publication produced as a result of the project and offers guidance for the practice of pin site care based on expert opinion.

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