NAON Orthopaedic Nursing Review Course

  • Date: September 8, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 am to 4:45 pm
  • Location: Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center Auditorium, 8303 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68114 Please park in the Visitor Parking Garage (located across from the main hospital) and enter the Cancer Center through the North entrance.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Nurses and other health professionals who are interested in a comprehensive overview of orthopaedic conditions and diseases.    



Value: $300

Cost: $105 with promo code: 65PD

Methodist and Jennie Ed employees please use the 2016 health system promo code for a 100% discount.

Groups of 3 or more can register at a discounted price of $95 per person.

Email for group promo code.

Course Description

Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the entire spectrum of orthopaedic nursing.  In one full day, you will glean the most important concepts and pearls of wisdom needed to care for a broad range of orthopaedic patients.  This course provides an excellent final review for those planning to take the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Exam or those wanting to enhance their orthopaedic knowledge base.

Participant will be able to:

1.     Describe the signs and symptoms, surgical and non-surgical interventions, and nursing plans of care for individuals with degenerative joint disease.

2.     Identify nursing plans of care for the orthopaedic patients during the pre-, intra-, and post-operative periods.

3.     Discuss signs and symptoms and nursing plans of care for select complications of orthopaedic injuries or surgery.

4.     Create appropriate nursing plans of care (surgical and non-surgical) for patients with musculoskeletal tumors.

5.     Differentiate the clinical signs and symptoms and nursing plans of care for patients with selected inflammatory disease processes.

6.     Compare treatment options and nursing management of metabolic bone disorders.

7.     Develop therapeutic nursing interventions for children with pediatric, congenital, and neuromuscular disorders.

8.     Describe common traumatic injuries and nursing plans of care for such patients. Determine preventative measures for common sports injuries.




7:45 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. Degenerative Joint Disease and Adult Spine Disorders
10:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Orthopaedics in the Operating Room
11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Oncology: Musculoskeletal Tumors
11:20 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Metabolic Bone Disorders
12:05 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Lunch (provided)
12:50 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Inflammatory Disorders
1:20 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Pediatric/Congenital/Neuromuscular Disorders
2:05 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Break
2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Orthopaedic Trauma
3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. Sports Injuries
4:20 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Questions/Answers/Evaluations


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Marcia Weis, RN, BSN, MSN, ONC

Marcia is the supervisor for Ortho/Neuro unit at Alegent Creighton Health Mercy Hospital. She has over 20 years of orthopedic nurse experience. Prior to management role she was the program coordinator for the Joint Replacement Center in Council Bluffs Iowa. She is the published author on the topics of continuing passive motion machine and the use of a blood salvage system after total joint replacement surgery. She continues research in the field of Orthopaedics, is the mother of five and Orthopaedic Nurse Certified.  



Credit Information

The course is a one day event offering 7.50 nursing contact hours for each participant who attends the entire course.

These contact hours are Category A as designated by the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board. The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP3432. There is no conflict of interest on behalf of planners or presenters of this continuing nursing education (CNE) program.


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