Nerve transfer for adult brachial plexus injury: clinical nursing practice

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Apichat Kardosod


          Nursing care for patients who have undergone brachial plexus transfer surgery, that were treatment to support the recovery nerves injuries. If receiving ineffective care, it will have an effect on muscle atrophy, loss of functions for both arms and hands may lead to permanent disability. Nurses need to have a better understanding of the nature of the injury and should possess necessary skills in assessing nerve functions as well as the provision of proper nursing care to post-surgical patients. However, posture techniques, nerves stimulation, cold compression combined with muscle exercise, eating and management technique to deal with emotion and caregiver participation during illness such an understanding could enable them to properly prevent the failure after surgery.




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