AOA Seminar—Orthopedic Ward Nurses


Region: ESA
Language: English

Contact person

Kebba Marenah

Goal of the seminar

The AO Seminar–Orthopedic Ward Nurses provides fundamental knowledge in the operative treatment of fractures according to the AO Principles.


Target audience

This seminar is targeted to any Ward Nurses 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

  • Basic principles of fracture management
  • Principles management of orthopaedic emergencies
  • Perioperative preparations for patients with fractures
  • Nursing topics in surgical trauma care
  • Consent forms and medical legal implications
  • Basics of hygienic behavior on the wards
  • Interaction between faculty and participants to clarify understanding


Seminar objectives

By the end of the seminar participants will be able to

  • Outline AO Principles of fracture management
  • Plan appropriate care for pre and postoperative patients
  • Understand the basic principles of orthopaedic emergencies
  • Use professional networks to share ideas, challenges, poor practice and provide support