Major, and even minor, traumatic injuries are commonly associated with orthopedic injuries. This module covers bones and joints from the neck to the toes. We start by providing an overview of general anatomy and physiology, and normal fracture healing, then review all of the joints of the body and their connecting bones in a systematic and comprehensive manner so as to prepare you for diagnosing and managing these common and important conditions and injuries in the ED. This module also includes how to work-up and manage a multitude of common acute rheumatologic emergencies. Learn how to perform arthrocentesis in various joints, how to reduce dislocations and fractures, and when to consult the orthopedist immediately.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this Enduring material for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NPs earn 17.5 hours CE, including 3.5 hours of ENP skills/procedural hours.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Emergency Medicine Core Training. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.