AOA Seminar—Basics 1 of Fracture Management for Theatre Assistants


Region: ESA
Language: English

Contact person

Mercy Mhango

Goal of the Seminar

The AOA Seminar–Basics of Fracture Management for Theatre Assistants provides fundamental knowledge in the operative treatment of fractures according to the AO Principles.


Target audience

This seminar is targeted to any theatre assistants involved in orthopedic trauma care and interested in developing knowledge and skills in operative fracture management.


Seminar description

The seminar structure provides didactic presentations, group discussions between participants and faculty and practical sessions. It will address

  • Principles of fracture fixation
  • Perioperative preparations for patients with fractures
  • Nursing topics in surgical trauma care
  • Basics of hygienic behavior in operating theatres
  • Interaction between faculty and participants to clarify understanding


Seminar objectives

By the end of the seminar participants will be able to

  • Outline AO Principles for the stabilization of fractures
  • Plan appropriate care for patients in the peri-operative environment
  • Formulate systems for maintaining safe standards of practice
  • Care and maintain equipment used in fracture treatment
  • Use professional networks to share ideas, challenge poor practice and provide support