Online Education | Med-Surg | Orthopedic Topics

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Orthopedic Topics

This lecture is a review of orthopedic injuries and disorders and their treatments, illuminated with patient stories pulled from the career of an experienced wound and orthopedic nurse.


Joanie Santucci, MN, RN, OCNS-C, CWCN
Wound Care Nurse, Multicare Medical Center, Auburn, WA; Clinical Faculty, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA


Comments from Past Participants

"Since I don't work on an ortho floor, this lecture was very helpful in filling in gaps in my knowledge of orthopedics."

"I liked the stories the speaker shared about her experiences and the patients she has encountered. She stayed on topic but kept it interesting and amusing. I really enjoyed this presentation."


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Review assessment and treatments for musculoskeletal injuries.
  2. Understand treatments for common musculoskeletal disorders.
  3. Describe interventions for orthopedic complications. 

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 2.15 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 2.15 Contact hours


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