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Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing

Use this guide to find information resources about orthopaedic and trauma nursing including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 20/05/2024

Key Resources

Publication cover Royal College of Nursing (2019) Competences: a competence framework for orthopaedic and trauma practitioners, London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2021) Traction: principles and application. RCN guidance, London: RCN.
We would like to thank the RCN Orthopaedics and Trauma Nursing member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.


Book cover Clarke, Sonya and Drozd, Mary (2023) Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing: An Evidence-Based Approach to Musculoskeletal Care. Chichester: Wiley and Sons
Book cover Cunningham S and Moore T (2021) Nursing skills in supporting mobility. London: Routledge.
Book cover Greaves I, Porter K M and Garner J (2022) Trauma care manual. 3rd edn. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Book cover Hertz, Karen and Santy-Tomlinson, Julie (2019) Fragility Fracture Nursing : Holistic Care and Management of the Orthogeriatric Patient. 1st edn. Switzerland: Springer
Book cover Hodax J, Eltorai A and Daniels A (eds.) (2017) The orthopedic consult survival guide. Cham: Springer Verlag.
Book cover Jester R, Santy-Tomlinson J and Rogers J (eds.) (2021) Oxford handbook of trauma and orthopaedic nursing. 2nd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
MacKenzie C, Cornell C and Memtsoudis S (eds.) (2020) Perioperative care of the orthopedic patient. 2nd edition. New York: Springer.
Book cover McQuillan K A and Makic M B F (eds.) (2020) Trauma nursing: from resuscitation through rehabilitation. 5th edn. Missouri: Elsevier.
Book cover Myrick K (ed.) (2017) Orthopedic and sports medicine case studies for advanced practice nurses. New York: Springer.
Book cover Namdari S, Pill S and Mehta S (eds.) (2015) Orthopedic secrets. 4th edn. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders.
Book cover Oliver S M (2020) Oxford handbook of musculoskeletal nursing. 2nd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Book cover Price J and McAlinden O (eds.) (2018) Essentials of nursing children and young people. London: Sage.
Shortland A and Gough M (2022) Musculoskeletal system in children with cerebral palsy: a philosophical approach to management. London: Mac Keith Press.
Book cover Staheli L (2016) Fundamentals of pediatric orthopedics. 5th edn. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
Book cover Sugand, K (2018) ABC of Orthopaedics and Trauma. 1st edn. USA: Wiley and Sons
Book cover Wilmot H (2015) Trauma and orthopaedics at a glance. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.

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