Assessment and management of patients with ankle injuries

This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2016.

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Duration: 01:00:00 Type: CPD modules Level: Students, Qualified Nurses

Author

Jennie Walker, Divisional lead nurse for research and innovation, Surgery Division, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and principal lecturer, Nottingham Trent University.


Short description

Discover how to assess, manage and support of patients with ankle injuries. By understanding the anatomy and physiology of the ankle nurses can identify significant injuries and liaise with the multidisciplinary team to improve patient care and outcomes.


Detailed description

Foot and ankle injuries are common and can have a significant effect on an individual's daily activities. Nurses have an important role in the assessment, management, ongoing care and support of patients with ankle injuries. An understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the ankle enables nurses to identify significant injuries, which may result in serious complications, and communicate effectively with the multidisciplinary team to improve patient care and outcomes.

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