33.690 Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Nursing

Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Nursing

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35748
Status Active

This course will provide the post-baccalaureate nurse the opportunity to expand knowledge about issues related to musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. The course focuses on topics pertinent to the nursing care and treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions across the lifespan. Content will include scope of nursing practice in orthopedics and rehabilitation, musculoskeletal assessment, perioperative care, diagnostic studies, pain, immobility and complication prevention. Pediatric and geriatric considerations, physical, nutritional and psychosocial aspects of injury and rehabilitation, as well as metabolic and degenerative conditions will be discussed.