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Joint replacement surgeries have become common place - over a million performed per year. Paul M. Levy, MSN, BS, RN, ONC is excited to share his expertise in orthopedics to provide a better understanding of Total Joint Replacement Surgery:
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PAUL M. LEVY, MSN, BS, RN, ONC, is a Registered Nurse with certification in Orthopaedic Nursing. Throughout his career, he has specialized in Orthopedics, specifically Total Joint Replacement Surgery, Sports Medicine, and Musculokeletal Oncology. Paul has worked on post-operative orthopedic units, serving as a staff nurse, charge nurse, preceptor, and mentor.
In Paul’s current role as Clinical Education Specialist for Orthopedics and Emergency Medicine at a hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, he is responsible for staff development and training, coordinates the Geriatric Fracture Program and the Crisis Management Training. In addition to his years of training experienced orthopedic staff, Paul has also developed an “Ortho for Non-ortho Nurses” program to help resource pool, staff, and new orthopedic nurses better understand orthopedic care. He also developed an Orthopedic Reference Guide for nurses to assist staff when orthopedic patients are admitted “off-service.”
Paul is committed to his area of expertise. He has spoken at the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses Annual Congress, and other national and local conferences focusing on a variety of orthopedicrelated topics, and currently serves as the Chapter President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses.
Financial: Paul Levy has an employment relationship with UPMD St. Margaret. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Paul Levy is a member of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. He is Chapter President for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. Mr. Levy indicates that he has a bias as an opponent of single payer healthcare delivery.
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