Knowledge regarding complications of fracture among Orthopedic patients admitted in NMCH, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
Kanakalakshmi R, Latha P and Dr. Indira Arumugam
Background: Fracture is break in the continuity of the bone fracture may affected tissue or organs near the bones an extent blood supply to the extremities has been become interrupted as a result of fracture the tissue can become ischemic in a very short term resulting in permanent damaged, impaired skin integrity immobility with cause discomfort to the patient when caring for the client with a fracture the nurse asides for Neuro vascular and systemic complication general nursing measures provide comfort measures.
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge regarding complications of fracture among orthopaedic patients.
Objectives: 1.To assess the level of knowledge regarding complications of fracture among orthopaedic patients. 2. To find the association between level of knowledge among orthopaedic patients with their socio demographic variables.
Methodology: 60 orthopaedic patients admitted in Narayana Medical College Hospital, Nellore were selected by using Non-probability convenience sampling technique method.
Results: Regarding the level of knowledge on complications of fracture among Orthopedic patients, 4(6.7%) patients obtained A grade, 18(30%) patients obtained B+ grade, 20(33.3%) patients obtained B grade, 8(13.3%) patients obtained C grade, and 10(16.7%) patients obtained D grade.
Kanakalakshmi R, Latha P, Dr. Indira Arumugam. Knowledge regarding complications of fracture among Orthopedic patients admitted in NMCH, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Int J Adv Res Med Surg Nurs 2019;1(2):18-20. DOI: 10.33545/surgicalnursing.2019.v1.i2a.20