Tutored Online CPD

Nursing Orthopaedic Patients (Jan 2025)

£255.00 Ex VAT


Start: 
6th January 2025
CPD:    15 hours (UK), 15 points (AUS, NZ) over 6 / 8 weeks
Level:  Introduction / Intermediate

 

Description

This course is aimed at nurses working in general practice

 

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.

 

Week 1

The Orthopaedic Trauma Patient
  • Presentation
  • Triaging wounds
  • Initial wound management
  • Open fracture management

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

 

  • 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Alison = 35 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 20 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 2

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

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

 

  • 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Alison = 65 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Instrument identification quiz = 10 minutes

Week 3

Orthopaedic Procedures – So Many to Choose From!
  • Surgery
  • Arthroscopy

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

 

  • 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Alison = 35 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Written task – case study = 60 minutes (to be submitted before 5pm Friday of week 6)
  • Crossword quiz = 10 minutes

Week 4

Fracture Repair – Internal Fixation
  • Fracture classification
  • Implants and consumables
  • Surgical instruments and equipment

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

 

  • 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Alison = 55 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Written task – nursing care plan = 60 minutes
  • ‘Fill in the blanks’ quiz = 10 minutes

Week 5

Fracture Repair – External Fixation
  • Implants and consumables
  • Surgical instruments and equipment

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

 

  • 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Alison = 20 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Surgical case report – 15 minutes
  • Video quiz = 10 minutes

Week 6

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

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

 

  • 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Alison = 55 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

 

The course will be fully tutored by Alison Young and will consist of 15 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case studies, forum discussions and quizzes.  This course is tutored for 6 weeks, followed by a two week extension of untutored ‘catch up’ time, before the course officially ends.

 

All delegates will then have unlimited lifetime access to the learning material for future reference

23 reviews for Nursing Orthopaedic Patients (Jan 2025)

  1. Marie Gannon

    excellent and very detailed for anyone starting out in Orthopaedics. Gives a great insight to what is involved and equipment used. Would recommend.

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Referral or specialist RVN – UK)

  2. Tracey Hall

    This is a really good course for anyone interested in orthopedics. It covers all areas of general orthopedic surgery and the care surrounding these patients. The learning content is varied with lots of different ways of learning (for example: videos to watch, quizzes and written work

    Rated: Introduction level
    (Newly qualified (<2 years) - UK)

  3. Jenny Sutton

    Very good. The quizzes are very helpful, and fun!

    Rated: Introduction / Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

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Speaker

Alison Young DipAVN (Surgical), VTS (Surgery) RVN
Head Theatre Nurse, Royal Veterinary College

 

Alison qualified as a veterinary nurse whilst working at a small practice in Hertfordshire. She joined the Queen Mother Hospital in 2001 as a general surgery nurse and worked rotating through all areas of the hospital. In 2003 she joined the theatre nursing team and studied for the Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Surgical) where she gained the highest marks for that year. Alison gained the VTS (Surgery) in 2015 and is Head Theatre Nurse at the Royal Veterinary College.

CPD Hours

This online course is worth 15 hours of CPD.

 

A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the course.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.

AVNAT

Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 15 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.

 

This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 15 CPD points.

 

Information

Upon purchase you will be registered to attend the course, for 6 weeks from the start date.  The course will consist of various interactive tasks and lessons, including quizzes, case studies, forum discussions and further reading material.

 

The course is fully tutored, with new material will be provided each Monday morning, but the onus will be on the individual delegate to ensure that all tasks are fully complete.  The certificate will only be issued at the end of the course when all tasks have been accomplished.  Fewer CPD hours will be awarded at the the end of the course if there are unfinished tasks or there has been no contribution to the discussion forum, for example

 

The course is fully flexible, and there are no weekly ‘deadlines’ – the lessons and tasks may be completed whenever is convenient for each delegate, and any live lessons with be recorded and made available later that same day.   Furthermore, all the course material will be available for a further 2 weeks, to allow delegates the opportunity to catch up on missed lessons and tasks, or to take the opportunity to delve further into the suggested reading texts.  Please note however, that the course will not be tutored by the speaker during these final two weeks, but the time spent will count towards your CPD hours

 

After 8 weeks, the course will be complete and there will be no further opportunity to gain the certificate or CPD hours, however, you will have unlimited lifetime access to the tutorials, further reading and quizzes for future reference.  If you make any personal notes during the course using the ‘take notes’ app, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My CPD’

Levels

This course has been listed as ‘Introduction / Intermediate’ level

 

All of our courses are aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice, but everyone who works in the veterinary profession is very welcome to attend, whether you are a clinical receptionist, veterinary surgeon, student nurse or have been a qualified nurse for over 20 years!

 

The courses are not formally assessed for skill level, so the following CPD levels are just a rough guide to help you decide if a course may be more or less suitable:

 

Introduction
– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course

Intermediate
– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course

Advanced
– maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice

Pawprints

You will earn 255 Pawprint Points (£25.50 website credit) when you purchase this course

 

Our loyalty scheme rewards you with 10% in website credit to spend on future courses.  Choose pay with Pawprint Points during checkout.

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Invoice

Debit or credit card is the preferred payment method

Please ask your practice manager or accounts department to visit the website, register an account in their own name, and during checkout, complete the ‘delegate name’ and ‘delegate email’ sections with your personal details.  We will then register you a personal account on your behalf, and transfer the course booking over to your new personal account.  We will of course email you all the information you need to access this new account and your CPD course.

 

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