Orthopaedic Nursing

Orthopaedic Nursing is available for Licensed nurses working in specialty areas that involve orthopaedics. Discuss and compare notes on providing care and support for patients and their families dealing with musculoskeletal issues and diseases, including care plan development and maintenance, use of assistive devices, dealing with disease processes, patient education, etc.

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  1. high dependency trauma
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    by jax Feb 17, '06
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    P_RN
  2. Interviewing for Ortho position
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    by JMNurse Mar 9, '06
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    linhi
  3. Cast carts-how do you do it?
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    by jenlotus Jan 13, '06
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    JLynnOR
  4. Orthopedic disease
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    by coolwater Mar 5, '06
  5. ortho certification exam
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    by savedn82 Feb 22, '06
  6. Dislocated elbow/possible nerve damage
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    by LPN1974 Feb 17, '06
  7. I am now 8 weeks post op from lumbar disc replacement
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    by Tassie Nurse Apr 5, '03
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    rncrrncws
  8. Dupuytren Contracture
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    by nursekelly217 Jan 31, '06
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  9. Working with Ortho Patients
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    by JustJen Jan 20, '06
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    meownsmile
  10. lumbar burst fracture- s/p rock climbing injury---
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    by summitsprite Sep 22, '05
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    summitsprite
  11. 2 level lumbar fusion
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    by sheri4201 Jan 21, '06
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    Nurse Ratched
  12. Ortho Nurses...I need your help!
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    by Meerkat Jan 14, '06
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    P_RN
  13. How tiring are the night shifts on Ortho floor?
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    by Woman_in_love Dec 13, '05
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    gracer
  14. What do you use for pain control
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    by alyca Nov 28, '04
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    kind_angel
  15. Got a job on Ortho Floor
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    by Ortho_RN Oct 16, '03
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    s6182
  16. Help with Lower back Lumbar problems...
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    by apexsw20trd Nov 28, '05
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    sirI
  17. looking for feedback/advice on this idea
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    by dutchgirl Aug 16, '05
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    LTCangel
  18. s/p heal surgury
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    by summitsprite Oct 2, '05
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    summitsprite
  19. Please give me your experienced opinions
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    by SWAT_RN Nov 10, '05
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    LoriAlabamaRN
  20. nurse-pt ratio
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    by Sailingshoes Oct 2, '05
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    KAW1962
  21. Interventions to maintain nutrition after hip surgery
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    by milenko Oct 23, '05
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  22. fresh post op amputee
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    by gizelda196 Oct 14, '05
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    meownsmile
  23. tips for a newbie ortho nurse?
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    by megan mahal Oct 12, '05
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    P_RN
  24. tips for a newbie ortho nurse?
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    by megan mahal Oct 12, '05
  25. Anyone taking the ONC exam in October??
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    by alyca Sep 23, '05
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    P_RN
  26. Total Knee Surgery
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    by lifesaverwv Jun 20, '05
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    suzanne4
  27. Caring for status post hip fx with Alzheimers
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    by dinkymouse Aug 25, '05
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    P_RN
  28. Any advice for a new ortho nurse
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    by Nice Nurse Mar 21, '05
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    renerian
  29. any pregnant ortho nurses?
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    by inwyte Aug 20, '05
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    cheech-RN
  30. open reduction wrist for new nursing student
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    by Boston-RN Aug 22, '05
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    Boston-RN
  31. fx of 3rd metatarsal, curious on healing time
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    by CynthiaJane Aug 16, '05
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    Bull's eye
  32. orthapedic practicum
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    by tanjay Jun 24, '05
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    suzy253
  33. Expected Outcomes?
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    by Katydidit34 Jul 28, '05
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    Bull's eye
  34. Total Hip restrictions
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    by nursemomruns Jul 8, '05
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    clichay
  35. What is the best Ortho Med-Surg Nursing Text out there?
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    by Thunderwolf Jul 10, '05
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    P_RN
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