AOTrauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management for ORP 2015
AO Trauma Course—Basic Principles of Fracture Management for Operating Room Personnel (ORP) has been from 9th to 10th February 2015 in Barcelona (Spain).
The AO Trauma ORP is a course targeted at nurses who work or will be in the traumatology operating room. It includes different activities:
- Practical Exercises
- Discussion groups
During the Barcelona course, all lectures (by nurses and surgeons) were clear, orientated to nursing and the faculties were confident, good communicators.
Some lecturers have used the lecture presentations translated to Spanish by Elena Miguel from the website of AO Trauma. Elena Miguel has been faculty and instructor in this course.
In the practical exercises, participants watched the video and afterwards they did the respective practical exercise. There were five tables with 6 posts and a nurse and a surgeon as table instructors in each table. All these allowed to all participants to do the exercise and to ask doubts to instructors and they said that they have learnt a lot doing these exercises.
In the discussion groups, the participants were divided into 5 groups (same groups as practical exercises). There were a nurse and a surgeon as leaders in each group. They could discuss several topics:
- Peri-operative preparation for an osteosynthesis of different fractures
- Infection control
During this activity the participants were active and enthusiastic.
Elena Miguel Poza - Nurse, nursing coordinator & trainer - Enfermera coordinadora y profesora de enfermería - IMTRA Instituto Madrileño de Traumatologia (Madrid Spain)
Tel: (0034) 915545405 C/ Explanada 16 (28040 Madrid-Spain) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web site in English: http://www.imtra.eu Web site in Spanish: www.imtra.biz