Certification Review Includes

  • Arthritis and Connective Tissue Disorders

    1. The goal of this module is to identify various arthritic and connective tissue disorders. An overview of pathophysiology, treatment options and nursing considerations will be reviewed. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Distinguish between various types of inflammatory conditions
      Consider the different treatment options and apply them to each disease process
      Describe the differences between osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Foot and Ankle Conditions

    1. The goal of this module is to gain greater understanding of the foot and ankle. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Find similarities and differences associated with treatments for foot and ankle injuries
      Identify different toe deformities and think about which patient populations would be most affected
      Manage the patient with diabetic foot involvement including amputation Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Upper Extremity Conditions

    1. The goal of this module is to understand the collaborative use of the joints in the upper extremity. Associating how injuries or conditions to one joint can affect the others is crucial to caring for patients assisting them with their recovery. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Explain the etiology and treatment options for conditions of the shoulder
      Identify the differences and similarities of the joints of the upper extremity
      Describe the treatment sequence for amputation/replantation of the upper extremity in detail
      Differentiate between lateral and medial epicondylitis
      List common shoulder conditions of the shoulder and the associated treatment plans Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Hip and Knee Conditions

    1. The goal of this module is to understand the structure of the hip and knee, the function of the hip and knee joints and how to preserve and restore function to the patient with hip and knee conditions. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Identify differences between meniscal cartilage and articular cartilage and how each is associated with osteoarthritis of the knee
      Define femoroacetabular impingement and discuss the associated treatment options
      Identify different surgical options for the patient with advanced hip arthritis
      Define the mechanical aspects of the hip joint with those of the knee joint
      Describe the differences between chondromalacia and patellofemoral arthritis Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • The Spine

    1. The goal of this chapter is to understand the importance of the spine within the entire skeletal system. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Differentiate between different regions of the spine
      Identify the most common spinal disorders and the associated symptomatology
      Describe nonsurgical management for spinal disorders
      Associate the level of the spine with physical manifestations that may occur Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Orthopedic Assessment and Nursing Considerations

    1. The goal of this module is to pull together assessment skills and nursing considerations for orthopedic patients. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Define the relevance of the health assessment
      Explain how physical assessment and psychosocial assessment work together to provide patient care
      Describe how neurologic testing relates to orthopedic conditions
      Discuss the expected range of motion ranges for the major joints of the body
      Describe the importance of nursing consideration Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Medical Complications in Orthopedic Patients

    1. The goal of this module is to assist the orthopedic nurse in recognizing, preventing and managing medical complications in orthopedic patients to ensure best patient outcomes. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Identify the most common medical conditions that occur in orthopedic patients
      Describe preventative strategies for these conditions
      Distinguish between emergent and non-emergent medical conditions
      Relate the treatment options to the specific condition and evaluate the efficacy for the patient
      Explain why orthopedic patients are at risk for medical comorbidities Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Metabolic Bone Conditions and Tumor Disorders

    1. The goal of this module is to understand the difference between metabolic bone conditions and tumor-related illnesses as they relate to the patient and healthcare team. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Identify and differentiate musculoskeletal tumors
      Establish treatment plans for patients with these diagnoses
      Relate metabolic bone disease to other orthopedic issues that may result from these underlying conditions
      Distinguish between benign and malignant tumors
      Differentiate between bone, soft tissue, muscle and synovial tissue proliferations Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Pediatric Orthopedic and Congenital Conditions

    1. The goal of this module is to understand orthopedic conditions that effect infants, children and adolescents, and how these disorders manifest in adulthood. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Describe common orthopedic conditions in children and adolescents
      Explain how treatments differ from adult patients with similar problems
      Identify lifelong conditions and interventions through the aging process
      Assess which diagnoses will have the most influence on developmental levels Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Orthopedic Complications

    1. The goal of this module is to utilize orthopedic knowledge and skills to recognize and prevent orthopedic complications from occurring. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      List orthopedic complications that may occur
      Describe prevention strategies for these complications
      Evaluate a plan of treatment
      Discuss complications related to the orthopedic conditions listed Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Orthopedic Trauma, Part 1

    1. The goal of this module is to facilitate an understanding of the care needed by a trauma patient to facilitate collaboration between multiple healthcare disciplines. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Identify different treatment options for sprains, strains and fractures
      Differentiate between conservative management and surgical management associated with fractures
      Describe how dislocations occur and the treatments used for reductions
      Discuss trauma throughout the lifespan
      Distinguish between a sprain and a strain Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Orthopedic Trauma, Part 2

    1. The goal of this module is to facilitate an understanding of the care needed by a trauma patient to facilitate collaboration between multiple healthcare disciplines. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Identify different treatment options for various types of fractures
      Differentiate between conservative management and surgical management of fractures
      Discuss trauma throughout the lifespan Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Diagnostic Studies in Orthopedics

    1. The goal of this module is to understand specific disease processes and how appropriate diagnostic testing can assist in correct diagnoses and patient care. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Determine which diagnostic tests are most useful for inflammatory disorders in Orthopedics
      Discuss how can infection be diagnosed when culture results are still pending
      Describe the differences between radiographs, MRI's, bone scans and CT scans
      List the most common blood tests used to diagnose orthopedic conditions
      Apply reflex testing results to sensory/motor responses Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Orthopedic Perioperative Management

    1. The goal of this module is to prepare the orthopedic nurse to deliver proficient patient care in the pre, peri and post-operative period following orthopedic surgery. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Define the different functions of the orthopedic nurse
      Discuss how each stage in the perioperative period impacts the nursing process
      Describe ineffective versus effective pain management strategies
      Explain the different discharge planning options
      Identity and explain the different anesthetics used for orthopedic procedures Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.
    2. Contact Hours: 1

Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to assist the learner in successfully passing the ONC® national certification exam. Our courses cover orthopedic conditions and disorders, complications, trauma and more, so you can become a specialist in your field. After studying the information presented, you will be able to discuss:

  • The important aspects of orthopedic assessment
  • The pathophysiology and treatment of arthritic and connective tissue disorders
  • Foot, ankle, hip and knee conditions and the similarities and differences in their care
  • Pediatric orthopedic and congenital conditions
  • The special care trauma patients need

 

After completing the courses, you will be ready for the orthopedic nursing certification exam. These courses are created by leading subject matter experts (SMEs) in each field and are based on the current exam content outlines published by the examining boards for each specialty.

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