PINEHURST – FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital is observing Orthopaedic Nurses Day on October 30, 2018. Orthopaedic nurses everywhere celebrate Orthopaedic Nurses Day. The tradition began in the United States Senate with a proclamation presented by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) in 1990 to then-President George H. W. Bush.
Orthopaedic nurses practice in a variety of settings, from dedicated orthopaedic units in hospitals to the operating room. Within the past several years, many orthopaedic units have evolved into mixed units caring for a diverse patient population. With this shift, you will now find orthopaedic nurses in an endless array of practice settings. These settings encompass the entire continuum of care – from birth until death, from acute care in an intensive care unit to outpatient rehab and home care. It is important that nurses caring for these patients with musculoskeletal injuries and conditions have the appropriate knowledge and skills specific to the orthopaedic specialty.
Orthopaedic nursing professionals believe in the concept of man as a total-being having physical, psychological, social, emotional and spiritual needs. The orthopaedic nurse, in cooperation with the patient and other members of the health care team, utilizes this concept of man to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a plan of patient care. We are pleased to set aside this special day to honor 365-day-a-year commitment that orthopaedic nursing professionals make to the health of our community.
For information on Orthopaedic Services provided at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, visit www.firsthealth.org/ortho.