No Bones About It: NAON Podcast Series
Join bi-monthly episodes with the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, and host Bryan Combs in a deep dive into hot topics, best practices and trending research for any nurse working in the field of orthopaedics.
info_outline Orthopaedic Nursing: Oh, The Place You May Go 12/03/2021
Orthopaedic Nursing: Oh, The Place You May Go The roles of orthopaedic RN and NP nurses have evolved greatly into so many areas of healthcare. We’ll talk with Alena Ann Groves, DNP, FNP-C, ONP-C and Sally H. Pearson, DNP, FNP, ONC . These very busy orthopaedic nurses are the perfect example for this discussion. They both serve a variety of nursing roles from teaching nursing students, to performing athlete physicals or providing care at student health centers to running specialty osteoporosis clinics and even to providing musculoskeletal care for employees of a manufacturing facility. They talk about the changes to both in patient care and the growth extending to outpatient care. Orthopaedic NPs are treating non-surgical issues and improving patient care in many communities. They’ll discuss how orthopaedic NPs now treat patients for chronic musculoskeletal conditions offers tips for opening your own clinics within your organizations. They’ll discuss where they see orthopaedic nursing in the future, and the opportunities for continued advancement with orthopaedic expertise. Listen in to hear about their path and to reflect on your own orthopaedic journey.
info_outline Take Your Orthopaedic Unit to the Next Level 10/01/2021
Take Your Orthopaedic Unit to the Next Level In this episode, NAON talks with Zach Perpetua, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNL and Michelle Parks, BSN, RN, ONC from UPMC Passavant on their journey to obtain an Orthopaedic Center of Excellence designation. UPMC has established a center of excellence in several specific specialties, including for total joint replacement in July of 2019 and renewed in 2020.
info_outline Orthopaedic Surgical Mission Trips 08/02/2021
Orthopaedic Surgical Mission Trips In this episode, we speak with NAON Members, Bonnie Rae Koski, RN, MSN, CIC, ONC and Karen Mitchell, BSN, RN to learn more about their experiences with Operation Walk. Operation Walk is a volunteer medical humanitarian organization that provides the gift of mobility through life-changing joint replacement surgeries at no cost to those in need in the U.S. and globally. Through Operation Walk Carolinas, Bonnie, Karen and a dedicated team of hardworking healthcare professionals travel yearly to international locations. They share their philosophy on extending their work life commitment to take care of those in the community- globally. We’ll hear about the blessing each feel when they see the positive impact on someone’s mobility. It’s an amazing experience to hear personal stories of how a more functional life impacts family members and even villages. Through their trips, they have learned to use different assessments, a variety of pain medications and adjust surgical procedures as circumstances warrant. All for the language of smiles and hugs to change the life of one person at a time.
info_outline TJA Orthopaedic Travel Surgery 05/13/2021
TJA Orthopaedic Travel Surgery Bundled payments to reduce costs and improve outcomes aren’t a new concept in orthopaedics. We’re discussing a new innovation in orthopaedic care- employers using a bundled system to directly purchase health care for their employees. Travel for surgery, will we see more of this in the future? In this episode of the No Bones About It, host Bryan Combs discusses the University Hospitals Orthopaedic Travel Surgery program with Kelly Anne McCrone, BSN, ONC, Rita Hall, MSN CNS, Erica Sevinsky, RN, ONC. Helping to meet the demands of employers and insurers with a move toward value based care, University Hospitals along with other health care systems in the Employers Centers of Excellence Network operate as sites for outpatient procedures. Our guests share the background and the advance preparations involved for a travel surgery. They also share the requirements needed to become a surgical center of excellence.
info_outline The Nurse Scientist 04/09/2021
The Nurse Scientist Are you someone interested in the why? Do you have a sense of inquiry? This episode is a fascinating discussion with one of our premier Nurse Scientists and the unique role she plays in a clinical setting advancing the care of patients.
info_outline Let’s Talk ONCB Certification 02/17/2021
Let’s Talk ONCB Certification Do you have questions about orthopaedic certification? In episode 1, NAON host Bryan Combs, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNL, ATC talks with the Dorothy Pietrowski, MSN, RN, ONC®, ONP-C® and Matt Price, MSN, RN, CNP, ONP-C®, RNFA from the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB). We’re exploring the value of certification to an RN, the certification exam, mentorship, and hearing about a day in the life of an ONC.