Provides a comprehensive discussion of nursing the frail older person with a fragility fracture across Europe
Based on a two-day workshop of like-minded specialist and advanced nurses from over 20 countries
Acts as the course text/reader for a Europe-wide education programme in all relevant settings (Emergency Department, Fracture Clinic, Trauma Unit, Orthopaedic Ward, Rehabilitation setting)
Part of the book series: Perspectives in Nursing Management and Care for Older Adults (PNMCOA)
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Table of contents (12 chapters)
About this book
Globally, a fragility fracture is estimated to occur every 3 seconds. This amounts to 25 000 fractures per day or 9 million per year. The financial costs are reported to be: 32 billion EUR per year in Europe and 20 billon USD in the United States. As the population of China ages, the cost of hip fracture care there is likely to reach 1.25 billion USD by 2020 and 265 billion by 2050 (International Osteoporosis Foundation 2016). Consequently, the need for nursing for patients with fragility fracture across the world is immense. Fragility fracture is one of the foremost challenges for health care providers, and the impact of each one of those expected 9 million hip fractures is significant pain, disability, reduced quality of life, loss of independence and decreased life expectancy.
There is a need for coordinated, multi-disciplinary models of care for secondary fracture prevention based on the increasing evidence that such models make a difference. There is also a need to promote and facilitate high quality, evidence-based effective care to those who suffer a fragility fracture with a focus on the best outcomes for recovery, rehabilitation and secondary prevention of further fracture. The care community has to understand better the experience of fragility fracture from the perspective of the patient so that direct improvements in care can be based on the perspectives of the users.
This book supports these needs by providing a comprehensive approach to nursing practice in fragility fracture care.
Editors and Affiliations
Royal Stoke University Hospital, University Hospitals of North Midlands, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
About the editors
Dr. Julie Santy-Tomlinson is a registered nurse with clinical interests in orthopaedics and trauma, wound management, tissue viability and nursing care of the older adult. She has worked in nursing education in the UK for over 20 years and currently works at the University of Manchester as a Senior Lecturer where she teaches a broad spectrum of nursing topics. She is also 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.
Book Title: Fragility Fracture Nursing
Book Subtitle: Holistic Care and Management of the Orthogeriatric Patient
Editors: Karen Hertz, Julie Santy-Tomlinson
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s)(if applicable) and the Author(s) 2018
License: CC BY
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-09553-6Published: 24 January 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-76681-2Published: 15 June 2018
Series ISSN: 2522-8838
Series E-ISSN: 2522-8846
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XX, 158
Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour