Caring for the Orthopaedic Patient Who Is Obese
Orthopaedic Nursing Journal
Obesity is a major health problem in the United States, and it is occurring at an increasing rate. When an orthopedic patient is obese, the care plan and interventions must be adjusted for the specific patient needs. This article explores the multidimensional challenges and suggests strategies to provide safe care for the patient who is obese.
Taggart, Helen M., A. B. Mincer, A. Thompson.
"Caring for the Orthopaedic Patient Who Is Obese."
Orthopaedic Nursing Journal, 23 (3): 204-210.