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You will learn to:

  • Identify the damages caused by compartment syndrome
  • List the signs and symptoms of compartment syndrome
  • Determine which patients are at higher risk of developing compartment syndrome
  • Analyze nursing liability associated with a delay in diagnosis of compartment syndrome


Annemarie Costello, MSN is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Orthopaedics and Trauma at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, PA. She has 27 years of extensive experience as a clinical nurse. She participates in 8 advanced practice committees and consults with nursing and other departments. Annemarie is an orthopaedic nursing expert witness who has presented nationally about orthopaedic nursing care issues. She is certified though the Trauma Care Core Course. Annemarie earned her Bachelors in Nursing and Masters in Nursing at LaSalle University in Philadelphia.

Compartment Syndrome: Putting the Squeeze on Nursing Liability