Tools & Resources


NAON eBooks

Access to all the leading orthopaedic nursing expertise is now available at your fingertips. With NAON's new eBooks, you can download several of our most popular products. The iPhone and iPad friendly design make for easy reading and you can touch, zoom in, and bookmark your favorite and most referred to illustrations and tables. Click here for more information about NAON's eBooks.

NAON News Blog

The NAON News Blog is an instant way of receiving important updates from the association. From educational opportunities to updates on partnerships, information on deadlines, and industry news, this blog is a fantastic way to keep up with NAON. Click here to view past issues of the NAON News.

Orthopaedic Nursing Journal

Orthopaedic Nursing is the official journal of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. With six issues per calendar year, the journal offers insight into the orthopaedic world as well as contact hour opportunities for readers.

Patient Education Manuals

NAON’s Patient Education Manuals, focused on up-to-date health-literacy and adult learning principles, present information that can be shared with individuals or groups of patients. Content is meant to be thorough yet generic enough to represent various clinical practice settings.

Position Statements

The NAON Executive Board continually creates and endorses position papers on a variety of current orthopaedic issues. All NAON Position Statements convey the Association's endorsed stance or belief about specific orthopaedic and nursing-related matters and go through a development process that reflects evidence-based practice.

Practice Points

NAON’s practice points are comprised of efficient, evidence-based documents that include the definition, risk factors, causes, prevention, assessment and treatment information about specific orthopeadic-related patient issues. All practice points are free for NAON members.

Scope & Standards

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. This document serves as a strong guide for the professional growth and development of orthopaedic nurses in all practice settings. 

Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Algorithms

These updated Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Algorithms, completed in 2016, take into account current literature and trends in mobilization equipment. The algorithms guide critical thinking and strategies for mobilizing orthopaedic patients in common scenarios – repositioning in bed, lateral transfer from the bed to a chair with extremity precautions, transfer with an extremity cast/splint and ambulation.

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