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Digital Seminar

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

Amy Hite
Full Day
Audio and Video
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Oct 01, 2015
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  • Fracture Management
  • The Orthopaedic Work-Up
  • Sports Medicine
  • Overuse Conditions
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Pediatric Considerations
  • Orthopaedic Complications
  • Degenerative Orthopaedics: Total Joint Replacement

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 Hite, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, 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 seminar with the most up-to-date tools and strategies to care for orthopaedic conditions from the total age spectrum.




NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 5.5 self-study contact hours. 

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Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 5.5 self-study contact hours.

Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.9 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 5.7 self-study continuing education credits.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 5.75 continuing competency hours.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 5.75 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 6.9 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 5.75 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 5.75 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Amy Hite graduated from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1996 with a BSN and in 2000 with an MSN Family Nurse Practitioner degree. She is certified as FNP by AANP and ANCC, certified in Orthopedics by the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, and completed the Doctorate of Nursing Practice with an emphasis in Advanced Practice from the University of Kansas School of Nursing, May 2011.

Her current position is Assistant Professor at the Pittsburg State University, Department of Nursing. She is employed part time at PSU Student Health Services, specializing in orthopedic patients and primary care. Amy also does Legal Nurse Consultanting. 

She has experience in Med-Surg nursing, OR, ED, rehab, urgent care, skilled care, college health and private orthopedic practice. Her subspecialty interests are female musculoskeletal health, osteoporosis, female athletes and preventive health care. She has worked with college and high school athletes.

Amy has published and presented regionally and at national conferences on Anesthesia for Outpatients, Herbal Therapies and Surgical Patients,the Sports Medicine Chapter of the Orthopedic Nursing Secrets Book, Osteoporosis, and the Female Athlete Triad.

Her current/past offices include: Special Interest Group Facilitator for Sports Medicine for the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) and NAON Education Committee and representative to the Female Athlete Triad Coalition. Amy is a member of the American Nurses Association and AANP, Kansas State Nurses Association; she is the District 20 KSNA Treasurer, 4 State APN President, and a member of the PSU Alumni Association Crawford County Chapter Board.

Financial: Amy L. Hite is receiving a fee for speaking at this educational activity.
Nonfinancial: Amy L. Hite has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 

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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

Athletic Trainers, Exercise Physiologists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Personal Trainers, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 84


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"Excellent seminar"

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"Speaker was very knowledgeable and did a great job, materials were good. "

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"i felt Amy Hite was very informative and had a great way of presenting"

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