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Orthopedic Nursing Care Conference
Continuum of Care for the Orthopedic Patient
October 22, 2012

Conference Description
The purpose of the Orthopedic Nursing Care Conference is to present an overview of basic inpatient and outpatient post-operative care of the orthopedic patient including spine related surgeries. In addition to core lectures a hands-on break-out session will be incorporated into the program, providing participants an opportunity to perform exams and experiment with various orthopedic/spine related apparatuses.

This conference is designed for registered nurses, orthopedists, primary care physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other nursing care providers.

Learning Objectives
Following this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Perform post-operative orthopedic/neurologic exams.
  • Develop techniques for communicating with physicians regarding their patients in either inpatient or outpatient settings.
  • Discuss with patients/family on what to expect after an outpatient orthopedic surgery.
  • Describe effective usage of post-operative braces, orthotics, canes, crutches and walkers.
  • Transfer patients from bed to chair or chair to bed safely and competently.
  • Recognize, troubleshoot and/or prevent complications that could occur following orthopedic joint or spine surgeries.
  • Identify the relationship between BMI, exercise, calcium and Vitamin D intake and good bone health.
  • Create and implement a self-care plan, using current tips and techniques.
  • Explain the relationship between smoking and bone loss and orthopedic injuries.
  • Describe the importance of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on health care.



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American Medical Association/PRA

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Fairview Health Services and Twin Cities Orthopedics Foundation. Fairview Health Services is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Fairview Health Services designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physical Therapists

This course qualifies for 5.75 Category 1 credits under Minnesota rule MN Rule 5601.2400, Subpart 1, A.

Occupational Therapists

This course qualifies for 5.75 contact hours under Minnesota Statute 148.6443 Continuing Education requirements.

Other Health Care Professionals
Other health care professionals may submit their Statements of Attendance to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

Conference Location

Minnesota Valley Country Club
6300 Auto Club Road
Bloomington, Minnesota

Registration Fees and Cancellation Policy
Registration fee includes conference materials, continental breakfasts, lunch and refreshment breaks. Cancellations on or before October 15th will be returned less a $40 administration fee.  Cancellations after  October 16th are non-refundable

Fairview Health Services is committed to providing balance, objectivity and scientific rigor in its sponsored educational activities. All faculty and planning committee members participating in sponsored and joint-sponsored activities are required to disclose any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance to manage and resolve possible conflicts of interest. Specific disclosure information for each faculty member will be available prior to the conference.

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> 2012 Conference Agenda
> Jeffrey Dick Presentation
> Michael Smith Presentation
> Peter Taylor Presentation
> Nursing Care Conference Booklet
> Dave Renner Presentation
> Justina Lehman Presentation
> Becky Henry Presentation
> Ed Szalapski Presentation