I'm pretty well "seasoned" (or is that decayed?)
Would 30 yrs as an ortho RN do?
I'd start with teaching the various pulses that would apply:
A nice chart is always useful. A reminder that not all people have all their pulses in those particular places.
Then the various nerves, the norms of sensation and movement, and what could indicate problems .
Medial nerve (one of my favorites)
Know ABduction and ADduction. and we said it like that: A B duction.
Know plantar flexion (plant your foot down)
Know dorsiflexion (raise your foot (toes usually) toward your nose)
Teach Compartment syndrome. VERY IMPORTANT...CAN LOSE A LIMB IN JUST A SHORT TIME.And a fasciotomy is not a pretty thing to happen.
If you can locate one the naon Core Curriculum
is fantastic. It's a BIG book with outlines of every possible ortho thing you can imagine. It should be in your hospital library
There is a lot more but my moldy old brain can't pull any more up right now.
Another nice one form eMedicine