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Advances in Orthopaedic Nursing Care: Promoting Positive Outcomes
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
PESI HealthCare
10/9/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Describe the essential components of a focused nursing assessment of an orthopaedic patient.
  2. Identify priorities in the pre-operative nursing care of the acutely injured orthopaedic trauma patient.
  3. List various factors that affect fracture healing.
  4. Identify common sports injuries and recommended nursing interventions.
  5. Review conservative and surgical treatment options for patients with degenerative joint disease.
  6. Outline nursing strategies that promote post-operative recovery of the total joint arthroplasty patient.
  7. Utilize critical thinking skills to prevent, identify and treat orthopaedic complications.
  8. Develop a nursing treatment plan for the orthopaedic patient that focuses on enhancing function and reducing pain.

Master the Musculoskeletal Nursing Assessment

  • Obtaining a Nursing History in the Digital Age
  • Physical Assessment
  • Medication Management: Acute Injury vs. Chronic Condition
  • Individualized Approach to Pain Assessment
  • Psychological, Social, and Cultural Assessment
  • Learning Needs Assessment - Patient / Family Education

Fracture Prevention / Bone Health

  • Individualized Approach to Fragility Fracture Prevention
  • Factors That Contribute to Osteoporosis and Fracture
  • Fall Prevention: In Acute Care & Home Safety
  • Bone Health Assessment Tools
  • Nutrition and Bone Health
  • Importance of Weight Bearing Exercise

Fracture Care - From the E.D. to Rehab

  • Acute Nursing Assessment
  • Radiographic Interpretation
  • Stages of Fracture Healing
  • Variables That Influence Healing
  • Therapeutic Nursing Interventions
  • Prevention of Complications
  • Return to Pre-Fracture Level of Independence: A Multidisciplinary Approach
  • Special Considerations: Pediatrics, The Obese Patient, Patient with Multiple Comorbidities

Sports Injuries: Nursing Care of Acutely Injured Athletes

  • Assessment of Acute Injuries in the E.D. / Outpatient Setting
  • Conservative vs. Surgical Treatment Approaches
  • Individualized Nursing Interventions
  • Return to Play: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Degenerative Joint Disease / Total Joint Arthroplasty

  • Conservative Treatment
  • Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Caring for the Arthritic Patient
  • Nursing's Role in Pre-operative Preparation
  • Surgical Treatment Options / Prosthesis Types
  • Perioperative Nursing Care of the Total Joint Arthroplasty Patient
  • Prevention of Potential Complications
  • Multidisciplinary Post-operative Rehabilitation
  • Nursing's Role in Discharge Planning: Transition to Sub-Acute Rehabilitation and Home Care

Spinal Disorders – Nursing Care of Patients Treated via Conservative / Surgical Approaches

  • Herniated Nucleus Pulposus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Body Compression Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Multidisciplinary Approach to Care Planning: Focus on Enhancing Function and Reducing Pain

Orthopaedic Complications: Critical Thinking Skills to Identify & Manage

  • Osteomyelitis
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary / Fat Emboli
  • Skin Breakdown
  • Non-Union / Mal-Union of Fractures
  • Prevention Strategies

Discharge Planning

  • Pre-operative Patient/Family Centered Planning a Key Factor
  • Multidisciplinary Approach to Ensuring a Safe and Timely Discharge


Amy Harris, MSN, RN, OCNS-C, has spent the past 25 years working in a variety of orthopaedic settings to include level one trauma hospital in-patient units, ambulatory care settings, a rehabilitation hospital, operating rooms, and in out-patient pediatric orthopaedics. Amy's roles within these settings have included those of staff nurse, nurse manager, and clinical nurse specialist. As an Advanced Practice Nurse she has conducted independent fracture and gait clinics. She has demonstrated her expertise, holding certification as an orthopaedic clinical nurse specialist. Her commitment to the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) is evident in her participation as a national congress speaker. She has served on the test committee for the Orthopaedic Nursing Certification Board (ONCB) and on NAON's education committee. She was co-chair of the first full day APN conference held during NAON Congress.

Amy has earned distinction as a sought-after presenter on a variety of orthopaedic-related topics. She has shared her insights nationally at conferences cosponsored by the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. She has also presented orthopaedic certification exam review courses around the country. She is well known for her ability to provide practical information and interesting case studies to healthcare providers from varied disciplines. Make plans today to attend this one-day educational event and you are guaranteed to learn from Amy's extensive knowledge and experiences regarding recent advances in orthopaedic care! Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Amy B. Harris receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Amy B. Harris has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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