Oxford Handbook of Musculoskeletal Nursing by Susan OliverOxford Handbook of Musculoskeletal Nursing by Susan Oliver

Oxford Handbook of Musculoskeletal Nursing

EditorSusan Oliver

Paperback | August 8, 2009

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Rheumatic diseases are the most frequently self-reported, long-standing conditions in the UK and there is an increasing demand for rheumatology services in both hospital and community-based environments. There are currently many drivers for change within the field of musculoskeletal nursing,particularly as the elderly and obese populations, and those with chronic long term conditions, are set to rise. In addition, there will now be a stronger emphasis on nurses and practitioners in primary care managing many more patients who were traditionally referred to secondary care. The demand for more rheumatology services has already been identified by the Department of Health with the launch of the Musculoskeletal Strategy Framework. Nurses and other practitioners need to develop their expertise within this field, and the Oxford Handbook of Musculoskeletal Nursing is theideal tool to help them do so. Providing busy practitioners with information relevant to delivering care, the Handbook is an easily accessible, practical, informative and up-to-date quick reference guide for those with limited support or knowledge of these conditions who want to know the key components of care and when to referto specialist members of the musculoskeletal services. Topics include a refresher on key principles of musculoskeletal conditions, and detailed information on the most common musculoskeletal conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and chronic pain. Pharmacologicalmanagement approaches begin with the consultation and assessment process and build on this information in relation to specific therapies and monitoring side effects and outcomes of treatments. A specific area of interest for many readers will be guidance on the new generation of therapies(biologics) that will increasingly become an area of specialist nursing expertise. Clearly laid-out and written in readable note-based style with many illustrations, diagrams and resources to aid the reader, the Oxford Handbook of Musculoskeletal Nursing is an invaluable companion to community nurses, ward nurses, and all those working with patients with musculoskeletalconditions.
Susan Oliver is a nurse consultant who runs her own clinic where she combines her clinical role with consultancy and social enterprise. As Chief Nurse Adviser for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and Chair of the Royal College of Nursing Rheumatology Forum she has been involved in a range of national policy development. She...
Title:Oxford Handbook of Musculoskeletal NursingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:616 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.03 inPublished:August 8, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199238332

ISBN - 13:9780199238330


Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Osteoarthritis3. Osteoporosis4. Inflammatory joint diseases5. Connective tissue diseases6. Chronic non-inflammatory pain7. Orthopaedic surgery8. Assessing the patient: clinical examination and history taking9. Symptom control10. Holistic and patient centred care11. Care in the community12. Ward based care and referral to the multidisciplinary team13. Rapid access and emergency issues14. Pregnancy, fertility and relationships15. Pharmacological management: pain relief16. Pharmacological management: disease modifying drugs17. Blood tests and investigations18. Intra-articular, subcutaneous and intravenous therapies19. Non-pharmacological therapies20. Assessment tools21. Specialist nursing support: the role and nurse prescribing