orthapedic practicum

  1. hi...I'm about to begin my practicum in orthapedics & would like any info on what to expect & if there's anything i can do to prepare for it....thanks....happiness to all....tanjay
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Jessy_RN
    Hello and welcome to the wonderful family of allnurses.com. Enjoy your stay, and best of luck to you.
  4. by   meownsmile
    Just pay close attention to your body mechanics when transferring patients. Pay close attention to the patients body alignment and how staff help patients move following surgery. Do not move your ortho patients without someone experienced with you to prevent possible injury to the patient or yourself.
  5. by   suzy253
    Quote from meownsmile
    Just pay close attention to your body mechanics when transferring patients. Pay close attention to the patients body alignment and how staff help patients move following surgery. Do not move your ortho patients without someone experienced with you to prevent possible injury to the patient or yourself.
    Ditto above post. Postop pain is a big issue also in orthopaedics. Good luck to you.

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