Advances in Orthopaedic Nursing Care: Promoting Positive Outcomes
Digital Seminar

Advances in Orthopaedic Nursing Care: Promoting Positive Outcomes

Amy B. Harris
Full Day
Audio and Video
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Oct 09, 2017
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Digital Seminar - Also available: Live Webcast


  • Master the Musculoskeletal Nursing Assessment
  • Fall Prevention Strategies
  • Fracture Management from the ED to Rehab
  • Nursing Care of Acutely Injured Athletes
  • The Latest in Total Joint Arthroplasty and Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Preventing Orthopaedic Complications
  • What’s New in Treatment & Rehabilitation Techniques

The orthopaedic patient can be one of the most challenging and technically-complicated patients that you will care for. Patients depend on your expertise and it is essential that you master the specific nursing skills needed to decrease complications and ensure the best outcomes for your patients. Join expert, Amy Harris, MSN, RN, OCNS-C, for this comprehensive program and you will leave with up-to-date tools and strategies GUARANTEED to give you confidence to care for complex orthopaedic patients with a wide variety of acute and chronic disorders.




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

Nurse Practitioners - Pharmacology (Self-Study)

This self-study program offers 30 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for .5 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

Nurses - California (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 13305 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Nurses - Florida (Self-Study)

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact You will need to provide the full title of the activity, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.

Nurses - Iowa (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 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.

Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC (Self-Study)

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 10/09/2020.

Θ Other Professions (Self-Study)

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 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 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 B. Harris receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

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

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To order the book, Ortho Notes: Clinical Examination Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition, please visit our product store.

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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

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