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Nursing Orthopaedic Patients

Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD

9 months ago

Date: Monday 6th January, 2025 - Friday 14th February, 2025
Start time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 15 hour(s)
Cost: £255

This 6 week course will cover many different aspects of nursing orthopaedic patients, and the role nurses can play in giving these patients the best chance of an optimal recovery. This course is aimed at nurses in general practice / small referral practices, who participate in orthopaedic surgeries. It is not an advanced level course and is likely to be unsuitable for referral nurses working in orthopaedic specialist centres.

Week 1: The Orthopaedic Trauma Patient
Triaging wounds
Initial wound management
Open fracture management

Learning objectives:
Prepare equipment for initial stabilisation of the trauma patient
Select dressings and materials for initial wound management
Understand the grading system for open fractures and how this affects management of these cases
Prepare all necessary items for treatment of open fractures

Week 2: Preparing the Patient for Surgery
Clipping and preparing the patient
Orthopaedic theatre nursing
Theatre set up
Scrub nurse role
Cleaning and sterilising

Learning objectives:
Create an appropriate surgery schedule
Identify common orthopaedic surgical instruments and their use
Prepare and confidently check the theatre set up for a range of procedures, including equipment
Have a full understanding of orthopaedic equipment and how to care for it correctly
Understand the benefits a scrub nurse provides to the surgeon, the patient and the surgical procedure

Week 3: Orthopaedic Procedures – So Many to Choose From!

Learning objectives:
Understand the options available for common orthopaedic conditions
Create a case study for a patient they have been involved in the nursing care of
Identify common surgical equipment, its use and how to prepare for surgery

Week 4: Fracture Repair – Internal Fixation
Fracture classification
Implants and consumables
Surgical instruments and equipment

Learning objectives:
Identify common surgical implants used in fracture repair
Understand how the method of repair used will impact on the care required for the patient post-operatively

Week 5: Fracture Repair – External Fixation
Implants and consumables
Surgical instruments and equipment

Learning objectives:
Identify common surgical implants used for external fracture repair
Understand the instructions required by owners for the ongoing care and management of patients with external fixators

Week 6: Recovery and the Post-Operative Period
Recovery from anaesthesia
Immediate therapy
Ongoing nursing care plans
Surgical complications

Learning objectives:
Create nursing care plans for post-operative surgical patients
Develop the team role for nurses in the rehabilitation of orthopaedic patients
Understand the key responsibilities for client communication and post-operative care
Identify common complications and how to ensure owners understand the potential consequences

Tutor: Alison Young
Date: 6th Jan - 14th Feb 2025
Cost: £255 +vat
Length: 6 weeks
CPD: 15 hours
Level: Introduction / Intermediate

Who is it for?

Veterinary Nurses

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

15 hours

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