Eight children are injured by riding lawn mowers every day. The child, usually a bystander or passenger on the mower, can sustain life-threatening and limb-threatening injuries. Multidisciplinary care must be available to manage the numerous issues presented by the unique circumstance of a child with a severe injury in the acute and chronic settings. Whether the limb is salvaged or amputated, the ultimate goal is optimal functional outcome for the patient. We have developed a team approach to address these injuries from their onset until patient maturity, maximizing our ability to achieve this goal.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Orthopaedic nursing / National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses|
|State||Published - Mar 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine