ARN & NAON Present: Preventing Hip Fractures
This is an on-demand webinar that was recorded on a previous date. The webinar is about 1 hour in length. You will need to watch the webinar, receive a 70% or higher passing grade on a quiz, and then complete an evaluation to receive your certificate and complete this course. You will have access to this course for 1 year, starting on the purchase date.
The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) and the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses (NAON) recognizes and celebrates integration of expert orthopaedic and rehabilitation clinical nursing knowledge, skills and practices that maximize function, independence and safety of patients living with risk for hip fractures or known hip fracture. Across orthopedic injury conditions, hip fractures are one of the most disabling orthopeadic conditions.
Nurses also know that 95% of hip fractures are due to falls, mostly sideways (Gray-Micelli & Quigley, 2020). For over 10 years, protecting patients from injurious falls has been the call-to-action (Boushon et al., 2012; Oliver et al., 2010). While fall risks factors are complex, injuries, like hip fracture, are directly linked to the direction the body falls, the velocity of impact, and severity of osteoporosis (Tarbert, 2020; Yang et al., 2019; Unnanuntana et al., 2010).
When nurses learn about the burden, risk factors, pathology, and many opportunities for a hip to fracture during a fall, nurses will be compelled to increase appropriate patients’ knowledge, access and use of hip protection technology that provides that greatest preventive safety net.
• Profile the burden, risk factors, morbidity and mortality associated with hip fractures.
• Discover best practices in patient education programs, surgical and fracture liaison programs to improve patient awareness, care transitions and outcomes.
• Discuss essential steps to integrate hip fracture injury prevention into practice.
• Explain protective nature of current and innovative interventions to prevent fall-related hip fractures.
• Apply strategies to reduce barriers to implementation and adoption to hip fracture prevention programs.
Patricia A. Quigley: President of ARN and President, Patricia A. Quigley, Nurse Consultant, LLC.
Dr. Quigley, a Nurse Consultant, Retired Associate Director, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, is both a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Nurse Practitioner in Rehabilitation. Her contributions to patient safety, nursing and rehabilitation are evident at a national level – with emphasis on clinical practice innovations designed to promote elders’ independence and safety. She is nationally known for her program of research in patient safety, particularly in fall prevention. The falls program research agenda continues to drive research efforts across health services and rehabilitation researchers. Pat is an Independent Contractor, with HD Nursing, LLC.
Joshua Wing MSN, CRNP, RNFA
Joshua is a Nurse Practitioner from Orange Beach, Alabama specializing in orthopaedics and bone health. He obtained his masters degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and holds certifications from the National Osteoporosis Foundation for Fracture Liaison Service Specialist. Joshua serves as a first assistant in orthopaedic surgery and also coordinates the Bone Health Clinic at Bayside Orthopaedics. Joshua is dedicated to the care of his patients and has a passion for educating others of fracture risk and osteoporosis. In his spare time, Joshua loves traveling and spending time with his wife, Kristyn, and is an avid offshore and inshore fisherman.
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