We are delighted to report that the International Collaboration of Orthopaedic Nursing Hip Fracture Paper is now complete. A hip fracture is a traumatic, life changing event for older adults and their families, with serious implications for health care sustainability. ICON initiated this work to help address the impact of the growing number of people with hip fractures entering the health care system world wide.
Leading orthopaedic nursing experts from seven countries and three continents wrote the paper and it has been extensively reviewed by renowned subject experts. It provides point of care nurses and clinical leaders with evidence based international literature to address nurse sensitive quality indicators that arise during hospitalization: Pain, Delirium, Pressure Ulcers, Fluid Balance/Nutrition, and Constipation/Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection.
These articles are published in the International Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing.