I'm a newbie!

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    Graduated on Dec 18, and a start my new job on joint camp on Feb 4. Any advice, tips, or anything?
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    Not sure what a joint camp is but I'd start by reviewing some of the surgeries/disabilities attendees of this camp experience. A good base knowledge of the different types of arthritis, common mechanism of injury/associated repairs, various surgeries/associated precautions would probably be a good start.
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    You aren't by chance located in Illinois are you?
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    I am in Illinois. Never heard of it. I run a private practice for 3 orthopedic surgeons. I was a surgical nurse/scrub nurse for ortho and trauma.
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    No, I am in Alabama. It is a floor for after joint surgery, right before they are ready for rehab.

    Thanks for the advice Deberham! Very helpful!!
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    Yep, here in Southern Illinois we have that as well. I love working with ortho patients and now that we have "Joint Camp" it's even better. For the elective surgeries, people come in knowing what to expect which I feel results in better/faster recovery for them. It also eases their mind before this major surgery. Sometimes I notice the pts with roommates do even better because they have a buddy they are constantly competing with!
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    Quote from Lahryn04
    Yep, here in Southern Illinois we have that as well. I love working with ortho patients and now that we have "Joint Camp" it's even better. For the elective surgeries, people come in knowing what to expect which I feel results in better/faster recovery for them. It also eases their mind before this major surgery. Sometimes I notice the pts with roommates do even better because they have a buddy they are constantly competing with!
    So you like it? I had a doc tell me to try to stay out of it. I wanted to try it first though. The nurses there seem really nice, and I believe I can learn a lot. It was just odd for him to say that.


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