Traction – Nursing Care Nursing Mnemonic (TRACTION)

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Outline

TRACTION

  • T-Temperature (Extremity, Infection)
  • R-Ropes hang freely
  • A-Alignment
  • C-Circulation Check (5 Ps)
  • T-Type & Location of fracture
  • I-Increase fluid intake
  • O-Overhead trapeze
  • N-No weights on bed or floor

Description

Nursing care and responsibilities with patients in traction

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