This unit of study is designed for registered nurses working in the orthopaedic environment. The purpose of the unit of study is to examine the pathophysiology and management of persons with orthopaedic conditions with a focus on trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. Content includes pathophysiology of common musculoskeletal conditions, specific fracture assessment, pain management strategies, a collaborative approach to care and contemporary research and management. Evidence based practice and research is explored to promote clinical practice and improve outcomes for persons. This unit of study is designed to meet the developing needs of orthopaedic nurses.
|Clinical Practice in Orthopaedic Nursing|
|Unit of study code||922|
|Availability||Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Nursing|
|Pre-requisite||042 – Principles of Orthopaedic Nursing|
|Mode of study||Online|
|Hours of study||150|
|Co-ordinated by||Kirsten Masters
|Content||Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program
After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-
|Type of assessment
Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)
(% of total marks)
|When assessed – academic week
(e.g. Week 8)
|Theme 1: Professional practice and collaborative approach to care||a) examine the pathophysiology associated with altered homeostatic changes as it relates to orthopaedic dysfunction or injury||Assessment 1: Person-centered care concept map||10%||3|
|Theme 2: Assessment and management of adult and paediatric pain||b) interpret specific musculoskeletal assessment techniques used in common traumatic presentations to inform clinical practice||Assessment 2: Literature critique||35%||6|
|Theme 3: Disease process||c) analyse surgical, interventional and orthopaedic nursing management strategies used to manage acute, chronic and complex orthopaedic disorders or injury||Assessment 3: Case analysis – Trauma||45%||9|
|Theme 4: Musculoskeletal cancers||d) critique pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain management strategies used to control orthopaedic related symptoms||Assessment 4: Reflective journal||10%||10|
|Theme 5: Trauma||e) explore therapeutic communications to develop a collaborative approach to nursing care|
|f) evaluate the clinical decision-making process in the context of orthopaedic nursing|
Clinical Practice in Orthopaedic Nursing (922) is a Tier 1 unit.
|Tiers||2023 Member price (10% discount)||2023 Non-member price||2024 Member price (10% discount)||2024 Non-member price|
*Fees are subject to change without notice.