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. 4 weeks into the 6 week orientation and barely making it
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    by Ace587RN May 8, '10
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    P_RN
  2. Ortho jobs in the Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA areas?
    by ShannonE83 Aug 4, '10
  3. What is your policy in DVT prevention following joint surgery
    by starbin May 14, '10
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    melsman1904
  4. NWB status
    by suni May 26, '10
  5. Total knee question-
    by celclt May 6, '10
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    nurseniki511
  6. Total hip replacement and leg length.
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    by 33-weeker Sep 17, '09
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    33-weeker
  7. Meniscal Allograft
    by cicatrixx15 Apr 18, '10
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    cicatrixx15
  8. carpal tunnel syndrome
    by firstyearRN Mar 27, '10
  9. Nursing 101 Question - Experienced Nurses, how would you answer this?
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    by julsywulsy Nov 3, '06
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    Kimberly-D
  10. Broken hip post-surgical death
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    by jwr4 Mar 7, '10
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    dianah
  11. Question about working in an ortho office and OR.
    by srm1181 Jan 28, '10
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    fracturenurse
  12. Has anyone had a synvisc injection?
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    by Audreyfay Jul 11, '04
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    jones050308
  13. Plate removal from fractured elbow
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    by massbaby Jan 22, '10
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    dianah
  14. Traction question
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    by Desolation Angel Jul 12, '09
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    P_RN
  15. splinted ankle fractures
    by jan7749 Dec 10, '09
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    P_RN
  16. Need Ortho T-shirt Slogan
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    by Colorado1 Jun 24, '08
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    smurfynursey
  17. Is it hard to find a job in Pediatric Orthopaedics?
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    by ArtisticAthlete Aug 29, '09
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    smurfynursey
  18. appropiate pain therapy for elderly women suffering hip fractures.
    by keba Oct 23, '09
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    zuzi
  19. Rehab Hospital or General (teaching) hospital???
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    by acubed Oct 15, '09
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    november17
  20. Why did you become an Ortho Nurse?
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    by mae425 Oct 14, '09
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    november17
  21. objectives for orthopaedic ward
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    by macie mae Jan 11, '07
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    keba
  22. Ortho Nurses Day
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    by Placesiremember Sep 19, '03
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    keba
  23. Help re DD's Knee/Feet!
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    by alphafe Nov 3, '04
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    dianah
  24. ONC advice
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    by kjfreeman Sep 19, '09
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    kjfreeman
  25. Dislocated knee
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    by SeriouslyRadN Sep 12, '09
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    Jolie
  26. Help with job offer for NP in Ortho
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    by PdxDreamer Sep 2, '09
  27. Bunion/Osteotomy surgery - local vs. MAC anesthesia
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    by Kimmbo Aug 29, '09
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    micco
  28. Coumadin vs. Lovenox after joint replacement
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    by natkat2816 Jan 28, '08
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    misswoosie
  29. ORTHO CARE PLAN
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    by CCFRN Jul 23, '09
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    cjcalimer
  30. Joint Replacement Post-op Dressing Changes
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    by NurseSabrina Mar 24, '09
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    cjcalimer
  31. I just applied for an ortho position...
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    by DeLana_RN Jul 7, '09
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    NewRN2008
  32. Is 4-6 weeks orientation time enough for a new grad?
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    by ARRR10 Jun 25, '09
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    CoolKell10
  33. Fractured HIP patient - Need question answered
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    by lcbaird Jun 10, '04
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    NRSNFL
  34. Drowning at new job!!
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    by keira30 Mar 4, '09
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    NRSNFL
  35. Achilles Tendon Surgery
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    by CapeCodMermaid May 22, '09
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    traumaRUs
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