This event will discuss the RCN Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing’s latest project.
The orthopaedic nurse competencies have been revised and regenerated by a team of orthopaedic nurse experts. The new competencies for orthopaedic nurses have been designed with information and suggestions of how a practising nurse can either ensure their competence, or work toward new competencies. Essential skills and knowledge for competence in domains of orthopaedic nursing are given for each band of nurse. These can be utilised in practice, facilitated with a learning contract, or become an integral part of a nurse’s appraisal or re-validation process.