RCN Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma Nursing Webinar

Developing practice in trauma and orthopaedic nursing

16 Nov 2020 18:30 - 20:00


RCN Members: £15 +VAT Non RCN-Member £25+ VAT

Please note registrations will close at 3pm on 16 November.

The RCN Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma Nursing are pleased to announce their interactive webinar, 'Developing practice in trauma and orthopaedic nursing'. 

Three expert speakers will present on the following topics:

  • nutrition - its role in wound and bone healing
  • compartment syndrome - identification and clinical management
  • sepsis - nursing care of the patient.

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Learning outcomes

1. Participants will be able to identify and describe key points of Trauma and Orthopaedic nursing care relating to the discussed topics

2. Participants are encouraged to discuss aspects of care following the presentations and reflect on own practice

3. Participants will be able to apply new knowledge into practice 


Why attend?

Receive the latest updates in trauma and orthopaedic nursing

Interactive - you will have the opportunity to participate in live Q&A sessions

Accrue up to 1.5 CPD hours




Miss Caroline Edwards, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Southampton Children’s Hospital

Caroline is one of the senior orthopaedic surgeons at Southampton. Her particular interests are Cerebral Palsy but her work in the paediatric major trauma centre gives her a wealth of experience to talk to us on compartment syndrome.

Talk summary

Compartment Syndrome – if you think it, do something about it.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand what compartment syndrome is (The science bit) 
  2. To learn how children present with it (And how they break the rules) 
  3. To understand what can be done to reverse it and save a limb

Dr Ron Daniels, Founder & CEO of The UK Sepsis Trust

Ron Daniels is a NHS Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia, and is Chief Executive of the UK Sepsis Trust. In 2016 he was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to patients. Ron sits on the Executive Committee of the Global Sepsis Alliance, having been instrumental in bringing World Sepsis Day and the World Sepsis Declaration to fruition. In May 2017, following unanimous approval of the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation, he was part of an Task Force successful in securing the adoption of a Resolution on sepsis by the 70th World Health Assembly. Ron and his team developed both the ‘Sepsis Six’ care bundle, now in use in 36 countries, and the clinical concept of ‘Red Flag Sepsis’.  Both are endorsed and recommended by the UK Royal Colleges and by NHS England, and in 2019 were formally endorsed by NICE.

Liz Anderson, Lead nurse for nutrition, Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust

Liz is the Lead Nurse for Nutrition for Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust. Her role is to ensure that patients in her organisation have the correct nutrition via the correct route safely and to their comfort. This involves both clinical and educational work as well as developing policies and guidelines.  It encompasses oral, enteral and parenteral nutrition. She works with all members of the MDT in promoting excellence and safety in nutritional care. 
Liz is passionate about good nutritional care for all patients. She sits on the Executive Committee of BAPEN (British Association of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition).  She has worked on several projects around nutrition with NHS England, NHS Improvement, the Department of Health, NICE and the RCN. She has been published in several journals and speaks regularly at conferences nationally.

 Talk summary

Trauma and orthopaedic patients often have complicated wounds and can be at increased risk of skin breakdown due to underlying frailty and as a result of trauma. Nutrition plays a key role in the healing of wounds. This presentation will give a brief overview of the importance that macro and micro nutrients play in wound and bone healing and what nurses can do to help patients meet their nutritional requirements in order to maximise healing.

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify the role of key nutrients in wound healing
  2. Recognise how to identify the patient at risk of under nutrition
  3. Discuss strategies to help patients optimise their nutrition

RCN Member   £15 +VAT  £18
Non-RCN Member  £25 +VAT  £30


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