Avoiding That Critical Break: Challenges with the Hip Fracture Patient

Online Learning Course Expiration Date: 04/30/2022

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00.

Course Description: This course will provide participants with a broader understanding of hip fractures, nursing care, complications and prevention of complications associated with hip fractures.

Instructor: Mary Hellen Lezan, MS, BSN, RN, BS

Target Audience: Registered Nurses and other interested healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to: 1. Describe the anatomy of the hip. 2. Discuss the basics of pathological and traumatic hip fractures. 3. Describe the treatment options and outcomes for subcapital, trochanteric and suptrochanteric fractures. 4. Discuss the principles of fixation types including inter and extra medullary fixation. 5. Identify the indications for performing a THA in hip fracture. 6. Describe the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative nursing care needed for the hip fractures population. 7. Describe common complications including: pain, hydration, decreased mobility, foley catheter, embolism, and wound infections. 8. Discuss prevention strategies for above mentioned complications.

Credit Statements:

Physical Therapy Credit: This course has been approved for 1 clock hour by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. CEUL034985. 

Upstate AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.1 CEU (1 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials. The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity. Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation. Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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