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This module describes musculoskeletal injuries and their associated injuries and the nursing care required.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the various types of musculoskeletal injuries and concurrent injuries
  • Discuss the necessary nursing interventions


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