Orthopaedic nursing practice guidelines

Kathleen Gunta, Paula Rose Jauemig, Julie Weidman, Diana Weinel, Connie Whittington, Susan Salmond, Susan Dean-Baar

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The NAON Standards Task Force has revised Orthopaedic Nursing: Process and Outcome Criteria for Selected Nursing Diagnoses published jointly by the American Nurses’ Association (ANA) and NAON in 1986. The new document is entitled Orthopaedic Nursing Practice Guidelines. It contains guidelines for the care of orthopaedic patients with 11 selected nursing diagnoses and is an important decision-making tool for orthopaedic nurses. This article contains excerpts from the new guidelines with suggestions for its use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-10
Number of pages3
JournalOrthopaedic Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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