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This article has been approved by the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board for Category A credit toward recertification as an ONC.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about the role that orthopaedic nurses play in decreasing the incidence of adverse events and improving quality of care.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify the risk factors relating to adverse events involving falls, surgical site infections (SSIs), venous thromboembolism (VTE), and injuries to nerves and blood vessels.
  2. Describe strategies for reducing the likelihood or severity of adverse events related to those four categories.
Price: $15.00


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Test Code: ON0317A
Published: Mar/Apr 2017
Expires: 3/3/2023
Required Passing Score: 14/20 (70%)
Authors: Mary Atkinson Smith, DNP, FNP-BC, ONP-C, CNOR, RNFA; Colleen Walsh, DNP, RN, ONC, ONP-C, CNS, ACNP-BC; Barbara Levin, BSN, RN, ONC, CMSRN, LNCC; Kathyrn Eaten, BSN, RN, CCM; Melissa Yager, MS, RN, CNS, ONC