I'm a new grad getting ready to start orientation Monday on a surgical/ortho floor.
Luckily, I did 2 semesters of clinicals at this facility & had 2-3 shifts on this floor. Just trying to go over what I should be reviewing specific to orthopedics. They have a lot of knee/hip replacements if I remember correctly.
Sooo....I'm pulling out my ortho module from school to review: CPMs, positioning, 6 P's, dressing changes, & of course pain control is the biggie. For pain, I recall morphine pca and norco being used mostly for the pts I had. Any other drugs you routinely use for ortho that I should brush up on (I'm sure there are quite a few)? Pitfalls to avoid? All suggestions are welcome! Thanks!