No Bones About It: A NAON Podcast Series
No Bones About It: A NAON Podcast Series provides a deep-dive into hot topics and trending research within the field of orthopaedics. Featuring interviews with industry experts and current NAON members, each episode aims to address best practices in an easy, on-the-go format. The NAON Podcast Series will release on a bi-monthly schedule.
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No Bones About It Host
Former NAON Education Committee member Bryan Combs, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC, CNL, ATC, a Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified Athletic Trainer and a PhD who serves as the Interim Assistant Dean at the University of Alabama School of Nursing.
February 2021: Let's Talk Certification
Do you have questions about orthopaedic certification? In this episode we talk with Dorothy Pietrowski, and Matt Price from the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board (ONCB) and explore the value of certification to an RN, the certification exam, mentorship, and hear more about a day in the life of an ONC.
April 2021: The Nurse Scientist
Are you someone interested in the why? Do you have a sense of inquiry? This episode is a fascinating discussion with one of our premier Nurse Scientists and the unique role she plays in a clinical setting advancing the care of patients.
May 2021: TJA Orthopaedic Travel Surgery
Bundled payments to reduce costs and improve outcomes aren’t a new concept in orthopaedics. We’re discussing a new innovation in orthopaedic care- employers using a bundled system to directly purchase health care for their employees. Travel for surgery, will we see more of this in the future?
In this episode of the No Bones About It, host Bryan Combs discusses the University Hospitals Orthopaedic Travel Surgery program with Kelly Anne McCrone, BSN, ONC, Rita Hall, MSN CNS, Erica Sevinsky, RN, ONC. Helping to meet the demands of employers and insurers with a move toward value based care, University Hospitals along with other health care systems in the Employers Centers of Excellence Network operate as sites for outpatient procedures. Our guests share the background and the advance preparations involved for a travel surgery. They also share the requirements needed to become a surgical center of excellence.
August 2021: Orthopaedic Surgical Mission Trips
In this episode, we speak with NAON Members, Bonnie Rae Koski, RN, MSN, CIC, ONC and Karen Mitchell, BSN, RN to learn more about their experiences with Operation Walk. Operation Walk is a volunteer medical humanitarian organization that provides the gift of mobility through life-changing joint replacement surgeries at no cost to those in need in the U.S. and globally. Through Operation Walk Carolinas, Bonnie, Karen and a dedicated team of hardworking healthcare professionals travel yearly to international locations. They share their philosophy on extending their work life commitment to take care of those in the community- globally. We’ll hear about the blessing each feel when they see the positive impact on someone’s mobility. It’s an amazing experience to hear personal stories of how a more functional life impacts family members and even villages. Through their trips, they have learned to use different assessments, a variety of pain medications and adjust surgical procedures as circumstances warrant. All for the language of smiles and hugs to change the life of one person at a time.