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  1. 0 I'm currently working for a company where I work with patients with CPMs and am considering going for an RN. Possibly a stupid question, but I see the terms "orthopedic" and "orthopaedic" a lot. Is there a difference between these 2 terms?
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  3. Visit  augigi profile page
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    Same term, depends on the country of training.

    In England, and Australia, and possibly Canada (?) we use paediatric, oesophagus, orthopaedic etc. In the US you use pediatric, esophagus, othopedic.

    ie. US English v. Australian English v. UK english
  4. Visit  Brian2MN profile page
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    Thanks...that's what I thought but wanted to ask.
  5. Visit  P_RN profile page
    #3 0
    Our Journal is Orthopaedic Nursing.


    I think it kind of identifies us as real orthoPAEdic nurses.
  6. Visit  suehp profile page
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    Quote from Brian2MN
    I'm currently working for a company where I work with patients with CPMs and am considering going for an RN. Possibly a stupid question, but I see the terms "orthopedic" and "orthopaedic" a lot. Is there a difference between these 2 terms?

    I spell it either way at the moment because I emigrated from UK wher ewe spell it Orthopaedics and now I am here in the USA they spell it predominently Orthopedics.

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