Skip to main content
  • Book
  • Open Access
  • © 2024

Fragility Fracture and Orthogeriatric Nursing

Holistic Care and Management of the Fragility Fracture and Orthogeriatric Patient

  • In Open Access

  • Presents evidence-based orthogeriatric and fragility fracture nursing practice

  • Written by an international team of clinical experts in the field

  • Supports the programme of the Fragility Fracture Network

Buy it now

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Other ways to access

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Orthogeriatric and Fragility Fracture Nursing: An Introduction

    • Julie Santy-Tomlinson, Karen Hertz, Anita J. Meehan, Ami Hommel, Andréa Marques, Lingli Peng et al.
    Pages 1-16Open Access
  3. Osteoporosis and the Nature of Fragility Fracture: An Overview

    • Marsha van Oostwaard, Andréa Marques
    Pages 17-34Open Access
  4. Frailty and Sarcopenia

    • Andréa Marques, Carmen Queirós, Julie Santy-Tomlinson
    Pages 35-52Open Access
  5. Preventing Falls

    • Monica Rodrigues Perracini, Camila Astolphi Lima, Julie Santy-Tomlinson, Cathie Sherrington
    Pages 53-73Open Access
  6. Secondary Fracture Prevention

    • Robyn Speerin, Andréa Marques, Marsha van Oostwaard
    Pages 75-94Open Access
  7. The Nursing Role in Orthogeriatric Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)

    • Louise Brent, Lina Spirgienė, Niamh O’Regan, Brid Diggin
    Pages 95-110Open Access
  8. Orthogeriatric Care in the Emergency and Perioperative Setting

    • Charlotte Myhre Jensen, Sigrún Sunna Skúladóttir, Henrik Palm, Cecilia Rogmark
    Pages 111-127Open Access
  9. Early Mobilisation and Exercise After Fragility Fracture

    • Morten Tange Kristensen, David J. Keene, Carmen Queirós
    Pages 129-146Open Access
  10. Pressure Ulcer Prevention

    • Carina Bååth, Louise Brent, Julie Santy-Tomlinson, Ami Hommel
    Pages 147-157Open Access
  11. Wound Management

    • Carina Bååth, Ami Hommel
    Pages 159-170Open Access
  12. Nutrition and Hydration

    • Patrick Roigk, Fabian Graeb, Ólöf Guðný Geirsdóttir, Jack Bell
    Pages 171-189Open Access
  13. Delirium and Other Altered Cognitive States

    • Elizabeth Georgi, Anita J. Meehan, Panagiota Gardeli, Jason Cross
    Pages 191-209Open Access
  14. Psychological Wellbeing

    • Stefano Eleuteri, Maria Eduarda Batista de Lima
    Pages 211-224Open Access
  15. Rehabilitation

    • Lauren Beaupre, Kathleen Mangione, Carmen Queirós
    Pages 225-238Open Access
  16. Family Partnerships, Patient and Carer Education and Support

    • Maria Eduarda Batista de Lima, Patrocinio Ariza-Vega, Aline Tavares Domingos Forte, Stefano Eleuteri
    Pages 239-252Open Access
  17. Discharge and Post-hospital Care

    • Mette Irene Martinsen, Maria Eduarda Batista de Lima, Alcinda Maria Rudolph
    Pages 253-269Open Access
  18. Ethical Issues

    • Lina Spirgienė, Aurelija Blaževičienė, Julie Santy-Tomlinson
    Pages 271-287Open Access
  19. Orthogeriatric and Fragility Fracture Care in the Future

    • Karen Hertz, Julie Santy-Tomlinson
    Pages 289-302Open Access
  20. Back Matter

    Pages 303-307

About this book

This second edition, in Open Access, aims to provide a comprehensive and practical overview of the knowledge required for the assessment and management of the older adult with or at risk of fragility fracture, with additional focus on those who are frail. It considers this from the perspectives of all the clinical and home care settings in which this group of patients receive care and is relevant to all global locations. The concept of orthogeriatric care is explored in detail. 
 

Global estimates suggest that there were 21 million men and 137 million women aged 50 years or more at high fracture risk in 2010. This incidence is expected to double by 2040, with the most significant increase in Asia. Fragility fracture is one of the foremost challenges for health care providers and thehe global demand for nursing care for patients with fragility fractures across the world is immense. Hip fracture is particularly challenging as these significant injuries often occur in frail older people requiring hospitalisation and orthopaedic surgery. Such injuries and associated surgery result in increased frailty, worsening health and wellbeing, pain, disability, reduced quality of life, loss of independence, and decreased life expectancy. Care providers need to understand the experience of fragility fracture from the perspective of patients and families so that direct improvements in care can be based on the perspectives of the users.

Expert care of patients following fractures that require hospitalisation and orthopaedic surgery involves skill in the care and treatment of frail older people as we as individuals with an injury and undergoing surgery.  Nurses have a significant role in interdisciplinary collaborative care provided through orthogeriatric models of care. There is increasing evidence that such models significantly improve patient outcomes. High quality, evidence-based orthogeriatric care is increasingly shown to have positive impact on outcomes for recovery, rehabilitation, and secondary prevention of further fracture.

This book significantly supports the aims and values of the Fragility Fracture Network and, as such, supports the learning needs of nurses and other allied health professionals which will enable a comprehensive approach to nursing practice in orthogeriatric and fragility fracture care.


Editors and Affiliations

  • University Hospitals of North Midlands, Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

    Karen Hertz

  • Odense University Hospitals, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

    Julie Santy-Tomlinson

About the editors

Karen Hertz is a registered nurse with extensive experience of clinical practice in a wide range of acute hospital settings with a focus on orthopedic/trauma and orthogeriatric nursing as well as all aspects of adult nursing. She has developed a clinical career in the role of Advanced Nurse Practitioner in which she provides patient focused care, using advanced assessments skills and nurse prescribing privileges to provide autonomous clinical practice for patients within a trauma unit in a large University Hospital. She has a track record of national and international networking that includes membership of various boards and committees relevant to her practice and has co-authored several book chapters. She was the co-editor of the first Fragility Fracture Nursing Book.



Dr. Julie Santy-Tomlinson is a registered nurse with long standing clinical interests in orthopedic and trauma nursing and nursing care of the older adult. As well as a clinical nursing career, she worked in nursing education in the UK for more than 20 years. She is Emeritus Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing and has authored, co-authored, and co-edited numerous journal papers, clinical guidelines, books, and book chapters.







Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Fragility Fracture and Orthogeriatric Nursing

  • Book Subtitle: Holistic Care and Management of the Fragility Fracture and Orthogeriatric Patient

  • Editors: Karen Hertz, Julie Santy-Tomlinson

  • Series Title: Perspectives in Nursing Management and Care for Older Adults

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-33484-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2024

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-33483-2Published: 09 November 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-33486-3Published: 09 November 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-33484-9Published: 08 November 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2522-8838

  • Series E-ISSN: 2522-8846

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XX, 307

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Nursing Management, Geriatrics/Gerontology, Orthopedics

Buy it now

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Other ways to access