Hello! I recently became ortho certified and wanted some useful information to keep my knowledge up to date without using the Ortho core curriculum (very boring). I found a paperback text titled Adult Orthopedic Nursing (Delores C. Schoen). It is excellent-everything that I wished I had while I was studying for the ONC exam. There are fantastic illustrations and it contains a great deal about body mechanics specific to injury, fracture, and or post-op and joint replacement--also how to properly move the patient in bed and proper repositioning (THR, lamis, etc.)
Anyway, I can't remember but I think this book was advertised in NAON--I found the same thing on the internet for $23.00 (it was $45 from NAON)!
Title: Adult Orthopedic Nursing
Author: Delores Schoen
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
The core curriculum IS a littly "dry." But what I found was by reviewing it I was able to pull up information that I have stored somewhere in my memory. That's how I work. Hands on. Pictures are great and the Schoen is a great book.
Getting membership in naon is another way because the journal is included in the yearly membership fee. The Wheeless (medical mode) Ortho textbook is good for concise answers.