An orthopaedic nurse takes care of the patient who is suffering from musculoskeletal diseases. The main description of the job done by orthopaedic nurses are taking care of the people who have suffered from bone fractures, arthritis and a host of other bone and muscle. Related problems, people who have just had joint replacement surgeries, and people who suffer from degenerative diseases. They are responsible for administering treatments and medications, as well as postoperative care. They also help with monitoring neurovascular status, performing external fixation care, casting and continuous motion therapy. Orthopaedic nurses’ roles can also include helping patients with therapy and assistance for faster recuperation. They also provide home care and assist patients with personal tasks sometimes. These nurses may work in orthopaedic units of hospitals, clinics and nursing facilities. They may also work with sports teams, fitness centers, or set up their own private clinic.
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