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Nurse Practitioner Education Evening – Upper Limb Emergency Practice

Dr Philip Brook - Orthopaedics SA
Nurse Practitioner Evening - Orthopaedics SA

On Wednesday 16 March 2016, Orthopaedics SA welcomed more than twenty-five nurse practitioners (including Candidates) and senior nursing staff to an OSA Education evening on Upper Limb Emergency Practices.

The event was an opportunity for the attendees to learn from some of the most experienced and skilled Orthopaedic Surgeons in South Australia. Dr Meng Ling, Dr Darren Waters, Dr James McLean and Dr Aman Sood, provided enlightening and insightful presentations on their experiences with Upper Limb Orthopaedic procedures and practices, including:

  • Common Hand And Wrist Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Function/Dysfunction
  • Examination Of The Shoulder And Common Shoulder Injuries
  • Emergency management of traumatic elbow fracture assessment
  • The event received excellent feedback from all attendees.

They provided us with personal insight and related to patients and experiences that they have had.” – Nurse Practitioner

It was an excellent evening and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The presenters were brilliant and I personally feel privileged to receive such education from these fantastic specialists” – Nurse Practitioner

The event aimed to provide Nurse Practitioners with key learning outcomes imperative to the assessment and management of Upper limb treatment, including:

  1. Condition assessment and diagnosis
  2. Immediate treatment
  3. When to refer and when to delay
  4. How to manage the condition in the meantime
  5. How to manage the condition following treatment
  6. Return to normal activity.

According to Orthopaedics SA General Manager, Nicole Sykes, ‘the Nurse Practitioner Education evenings are a testament to our Surgeons’ commitment at Orthopaedics SA in providing excellent care from the initial assessment to post-operation’.

‘If we can support Nurse Practitioners with our insights for identifying the appropriate treatment and management of Upper Limb conditions prior to referral, we can ensure a consistent approach is adopted early.’

‘It can only benefit our patients when we work closely with our allied health colleagues to ensure we are all educated around current best practice.” Said Nicole.

A sincere thank you to ACHA for their support of this event and their commitment to educating Nurse Practitioners in South Australia.

If you would like to register for future Nurse Practitioner events, please contact Sarah Davies, Marketing Manager, Orthopaedics SA on (08) 8267 8220 or email