The Scope and Standards of Orthopaedic Nursing Practice, 3rd Edition defines the scope of the orthopaedic nurse role, orthopaedic nursing practice, orthopaedic nursing certification, and certified advanced practice nursing. There are sixteen standards listed according to the nursing process and orthopaedic nursing professional performance. The Scope and Standards can be used to develop nursing competencies, improve or create policies, procedures and standards, educate and orient staff, create job descriptions, and plan for regulatory surveys. This document serves as a strong guide for the professional growth and development of orthopaedic nurses in all practice settings. Copyright 2013.
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