Orthopedic Nursing: Caring for Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2nd Edition
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Expiration Date: December 31, 2016
This course provides nurses with a comprehensive review of orthopedic nursing and care of patients with common musculoskeletal disorders. The course begins with a brief overview of the anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system, including age-specific considerations. Orthopedic nursing assessment is described, including assessment of cultural background, medication history, pain, posture and gait, joint movement, muscle mass and strength, and neurovascular status. Nurses will learn about clinical manifestations of musculoskeletal disorders, such as musculoskeletal pain and loss of mobility and function. Diagnostic tests are described, including laboratory tests and invasive and noninvasive radiological procedures. Nurses will also learn about therapeutic nursing interventions for trauma patients, including care of patients who are in traction and those with a cast or an external fixation device. The course focuses on the nursing management of patients who have common musculoskeletal disorders, including those resulting from infection, inflammation, degeneration, and metabolic bone disease. Nurses will benefit from extended discussions of hip fracture, osteomyelitis, osteoporosis, joint replacement, and bone neoplasm. Because many musculoskeletal disorders are chronic or require extended periods of recovery time, the principles of rehabilitation as they relate to specific disorders are addressed.
Orthopaedic Nurses - ONCB has approved this course for 30 contact hours in Category A toward recertification.
- Identify clinical musculoskeletal system assessments.
- Describe tests used to diagnose disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
- Describe treatment interventions for trauma.
- Identify treatment for common ailments, including fractures and arthritis.
- Differentiate between the types of arthritis and their management.
- Discuss health promotion activities for osteoporosis prevention.
Judith A. Halstead, DNS, RN, ANEF, is the original author of Orthopedic Nursing: Caring for Patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders (1st ed.). Dr. Halstead is Professor of Nursing and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has 33 years of experience as a registered nurse, specializing in adult medical-surgical nursing in acute care settings, including adult orthopedic care. Dr. Halstead has 30 years of experience as a nurse educator in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. She is the author of numerous publications, including study guides for medical-surgical nursing, NCLEX review test questions, and case studies in medical-surgical nursing. Dr. Halstead was recently elected to the office of President-Elect of the National League for Nursing for 2009-2011.
Sharon Stoten, MSN, RN, is Assistant Clinical Professor at Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis, Indiana where she taught for 9 years in the undergraduate RN-BSN online mobility option. She has 38 years of experience as a registered nurse, including perioperative nursing, and administrative experience as a director of orthopedic and emergency nursing services and ambulatory surgical care.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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