Care of patient in traction

  1. Hi all! I am searching for info on care of patients in traction, especially Buck's traction. Or links to this info. Help!
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  3. by   meownsmile
    I'm not sure that there is any specific treatment for a patient in bucks. Treatment for the immobilized patient would be in the same category except for dealing with weights and repositioning issues. Check your med/surg book in geriatric section for care of immobilized patient, and also the orthopedic/ musculoskelatal sections.

    Issues involving skin intergrity, pain, pressure on boney prominences, possibly nutrition and self care deficits come to mind right now.
    Sorry thats all i can come up with right now.
  4. by   psychnurse1998
    Quote from LauraRN2b
    Hi all! I am searching for info on care of patients in traction, especially Buck's traction. Or links to this info. Help!
    I am having same problem..it seems..my books, dont have much info..on patients in traction.. I think some traction require supine only. and I wonder how being in supine only, patient survives with out pressure sores., How does a patient manage to stay in same position all the time..
  5. by   Daytonite
    This is post #65 on this thread (http://allnurses.com/forums/f99/disease-s-s-265115.html) where Buck's traction is explained and there are links to pictures.

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