AADO Certificate Course in Orthopaedics & Traumatology
for Nurses (Class 7) -
August 02, 2001 - March 21, 2002
The course has been finished on 21 March 2002
which included 16 lectures and a field visit. The lectures were
held in the Orthopaedic
Learning Centre (OLC), which equipped with advance audio-visual
facilities. We aimed at training up the Orthopaedic nurses, providing
advanced professional knowledge and expertise which allow him/her
to actively involve in day to day clinical management of musculo-skeletal
All student attended at least eighty percent
of the lectures and those passed the written examination were awarded
with a certificate of achievement. There were 94% students passed
the examination and the top three students were awarded with a book
coupon of HK$1000.
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This course was accredited by the National Association
of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) since last year. All students could
claim a maximum of 38.4 hours credit of continuing nursing education.
Apart from the lecture, two Enhancement Hands-on Workshops
have been added to complement the training aspect of clinical area
for nurses working in ward and operating theatre. In order to provide
a high quality education and training environment, the Bioskill
Laboratory in OLC
provides saw bones, instrumented practicals with high technology
facilities for multimedia teaching.
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Workshop I was consisted of the knowledge and
techniques in setting up the traction devices. Furthermore, it provides
detailed knowledge and practical skills in performing physical assessment
of upper and lower limbs. We emphasized on small group discussion
and return demonstration through skill practice. The X-ray interpretation
session enabled students to have the fundamental knowledge in radiological
investigation. These sessions were fruitful and delivered clinically
relevant experience to meet the growing demand for education in
the rapidly developing and exciting field of musculo-skeletal medicine
In Workshop II, students were exposed to various
instruments include external fixators, intramedullary nailing, etc.
with lectures and demonstrations. They were given the opportunity
of hands-on exercise, so each would have one's own turn on every
procedure by using saw bones. They found such an experience invaluable.
Feedback from the students were highly encouraging
with mostly 'very good' and 'excellent' ratings in major areas of
content and organization. There were still rooms for improvement
especially about the arrangement of discussion time. Constructive
advice from both the students and speakers were highly appreciated.
Throughout the 8-months period, students acquired
the theoretical knowledge and practical skills and were able to
acquire knowledge in his/ her clinical area to provide a high quality
care to client with musculo-skeletal trauma. We would like to thank
the course co-cordinators (Ms. Jessica Chan, Ms. Joyce Lai, Ms.
Mei Fun Hui and Ms. Mei Chee Wong), our President, Dr.
W.Y. Shen, Course Advisors, Dr.
Paul Tse and Dr.
S K Kou, Director of OLC,
K.S. Leung, the speakers, workshop instructors and facilitators
for their effort and continuous generous support on this educational
and training program.