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Advances in Orthopaedic Care: It’s Not Just Broken Bones

Amy B. Harris, MSN, RN, OCNS-C
6 Hours 15 Minutes
Dec 05, 2018
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The orthopaedic patient can be one of the most demanding and technically complicated patients that you will care for. Treatment and management techniques are constantly changing in this evolving specialty and it is essential to keep up to date with the most current treatments to ensure the best outcomes for your patients.

Join our experienced orthopaedic speaker, Amy Harris, and gain the most cutting-edge assessment, management, and treatment strategies for the wide range of orthopedic patients that you will treat. Amy draws from her many years of diverse experience to enhance your orthopaedic assessment skills through visuals of orthopaedic tests and practical case study exercises and give you the latest advances in diagnostic techniques and treatment modalities for orthopaedic conditions across the lifespan.

You will learn the latest in clinical guidelines for both adult and pediatric fracture care, orthopaedic trauma, sports medicine and treatment for degenerative joint disorders. You will leave this recording with the most up-to-date tools and strategies to care for orthopaedic conditions from the total age spectrum.


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Amy B. Harris, MSN, RN, OCNS-C Related seminars and products

Amy B. Harris MSN, RN, OCNS-C, has spent the past 25 years working in a variety of orthopaedic settings to include the private practice arena, level one trauma hospital in-patient units, a rehabilitation hospital, operating rooms, and in pediatric orthopaedics. Amy's roles within these settings have included those of staff nurse, nurse manager, and clinical nurse specialist. 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 is currently on the education committee and is co-chair of the APN conference planning committee.

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. 


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Amy Harris has an employment relationship with Children’s National Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Amy Harris is a member of the Orthopaedic Nursing Certification Board Volunteer and the Maryland Association of Orthopaedic Technologists.

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  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy/Physiology
    • Fracture Patterns
    • Bone Healing
    • Osteoporosis
    • Soft Tissue Anatomy
  • Orthopaedic Work-up
    • History
    • Physical Assessment
    • Diagnostic Studies: X-rays, CT scans
      • MRIs and Labs
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
    • Conservative Treatment Options
    • Surgical Treatment Options
      • Hips
      • Knees
      • Shoulders
      • Other joints
      • Prosthesis Types
      • Selection Criteria
      • Methods of Fixation
      • Post-operative Rehabilitation
      • Complications
  • Orthopaedic Complications
    • Osteomyelitis
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis
    • Pulmonary/Fat Emboli
    • Compartment Syndrome
    • Immobility
  • Overuse Conditions
    • Bursitis
    • Tendonitis
    • Epicondylitis
    • Carpal Tunnel
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Fracture Management and Fixation Techniques
    • Fracture Types and Stress Fractures
      • Clavicle Fractures
      • Scapula Fractures
      • Humeral Fractures
      • Elbow Fractures
      • Forearm and Wrist Fractures
      • Hand and Finger Fractures
      • Spinal Fractures
      • Pelvis and Hip Fractures
      • Femoral Fractures
      • Patellar Fractures
      • Tibia/Fibula Fractures
      • Ankle and Foot Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures and Considerations
    • Salter Harris Classification
    • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Sports Medicine
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • AC Joint Injuries
    • Shoulder Dislocations
    • Finger Injuries
    • Knee Injuries/Terrible Triad
    • OCD Lesions
    • Patellar Pain
    • Shin Splints
    • Ankle and Foot Injuries
  • Spinal Disorders
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Herniated Nucleus Pulposus
    • Spinal Stenosis


  1. Explain the mechanism of bone and fracture healing.
  2. Recognize the essential components of a focused orthopaedic examination.
  3. Discuss the basic concepts for degenerative joint disease treatment.
  4. Analyze potentially serious orthopaedic complications.
  5. Evaluate the impact of overuse conditions on activities of daily living.
  6. Discriminate between fracture patterns.
  7. Assess common sports injuries and recommended treatment options.
  8. Demonstrate an improved clinical competence in orthopaedics.

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Sports Medicine
  • Personal Trainers
  • Orthopaedic Nurses


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