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This educational workshop is designed for operating room staff and post-operative orthopedic staff that treat and care for orthopedic and surgical trauma patients.  It is a basic introduction to the management of fractures using AO (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen) principles and techniques, at the same time maintaining awareness of total patient care.  The content of the course will be covered by short lectures and practical hands-on workshops.

  • To increase participant knowledge and understanding of fracture management, the healing process of bone & how this is affected by surgical intervention.
  • To develop & improve participant skills using orthopedic fracture instrument & implants on synthetic bone models.

The objectives for this workshop are to show an understanding of the basic principles associated with operative management of fractures, demonstrate the correct/safe use of instruments and implants, and to be able to state the importance of delivering total patient care as part of the multi-disciplinary team.

For questions:

Contact Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center at 417-269-4117 or via email at educationcenter@coxcollege.edu

Zimmer is supporting this workshop by providing lunch & supplies for the hands-on labs for this activity. No Off Label medications or medical devices will be discussed.

All speakers and planning committee members for this activity have indicated they do not have any conflicts of interest or significant financial affiliations with any pharmaceutical or medical device companies.  Planning committee members and speakers have created this activity without bias or influence from all external commercial entities. We reserve the right to substitute speakers in case of cancellation or emergency.

Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services. Information presented during this activity represents the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily constitute the opinion, endorsement of, or promotion by CoxHealth.

Americans with Disabilities Act:  If you have special needs addressed by this act, please notify us at least two weeks before this offering.  Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.

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Noon-12:15 Welcome/Overview of   the Day
Dr. David   Volgas
12:15-1:00 Understanding Trauma   Care
Dr. David   Volgas & Dr. Ken Carpenter
1:00-1:20 Principles of   External Fixation
Dr. Michael Robertson
1:20-1:35 Demo – Delta Frame
Dr. Michael Robertson
1:35-2:05 Lab        
2:05-2:15 Break                   
2:15-2:45                              Principles of Intramedullary Nails
Dr. Brian Buck
2:45-3:00 Demo 1 – Cephalomedullary Nails
Dr. Brian   Buck
3:00-3:10                              Demo 2 – VersaFix/6.5 Cannulated Screws
Dr. Brian   Buck
3:10-3:35 Lab 1 (Cephalomedullary Nails)
3:35-4:05 Lab 2 (VersaFix/6.5 Cannulated Screws)
4:05-4:15 Break
4:15-4:45 Principles of Plates & Screws
Dr. David   Volgus
4:45-5:00 Demo 1 – Open Reduction Internal Fixation Proximal Tibia
5:00-5:10 Demo 2 – Open   Reduction Internal Fixation Distal Femur
5:10-5:30 Lab 1 (Open Reduction Internal Fixation Proximal Tibia)
5:30-5:50 Lab 2 (Open Reduction Internal Fixation Distal Femur)
5:50-6:00 Q&A Wrap-up  
Dr. David Volgas


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Cox College Interprofessional Simulation & Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Missouri Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

5.4 Hours

This program has been approved by CoxHealth for 5.4 trauma contact hours for CoxHealth employees.

In order to complete the course participants must login to their HealthStream account and complete the evaluation form after the live activity.

For credit questions please email Lisa Boyer @ lisa.boyer@coxcollege.edu

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Space is limited to the first 50 registrations.

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