Credit Available - See Contact Hours tab below.
Total Contact Hours: 7.5 including 7.5 ANCC Approved
RN, CNS, LPN/LVN, NP
The purpose of this program is to enable the learner/nurse/orthopedic patient-care provider to gain an introduction to the specialty of orthopedic nursing, which includes the study of the care of patients experiencing orthopedic trauma, sports injuries, fractures, total joint, arthroplasty, spinal surgery and orthopedic complications. Participants will be able to identify the essential components of a thorough, orthopedic-focused assessment for early recognition of complications, describe the breadth of orthopedic injuries and conditions, determine safe, positioning and mobilization, along with defining essential components of effective orthopedic patient education to achieve positive patient outcomes. The full-day course content is based on the national orthopedic nursing standards and patient teaching implications.
This program prepares the learner to:
Contact Hours: 7.5 (Includes 1 Pharmacology Contact Hour)
MED-ED, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
MED-ED, Inc. is an approved provider by the following State Boards of Nursing: Florida/FBN 50-1286 and California #CEP10453.
Tina’s dedication to her profession is demonstrated by her membership in the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON), the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and the Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA). Tina has over 30 years of clinical and instructional experience in orthopedic nursing. She also holds a clinical adjunct faculty position at UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and currently practices as surgical orthopedic nurse practitioner. With an MS from UW-Madison, she brings years of hands-on clinical experience in healthcare and wellness.
Tina has been an editor for Orthopedic Operating Room Manual and a peer-reviewed author of many chapters and journal articles, including Orthopedic Nursing, NAON Core Curriculum and Orthopedic Nursing Journal. She was honored at NAON’s 34th annual congress, receiving a distinguished service award that recognizes an individual who has advanced orthopedic nursing through his or her actions and efforts. Tina has presented both nationally and internationally for NAON and AAOS, along with many other organizations within the U.S. She is particularly known for her ability to provide practical information to interdisciplinary healthcare audiences. Tina’s high energy and genuine enthusiasm creates her signature approach to education.
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