Introduction to Orthopaedic Nursing


Day 1: Mater Hospital

Day 2: ACU & SVH Clinical School

Cator Building, Ground Level

(Building Entry on Barcom Ave Darlinghurst, across from Liechhardt Street)

Day 3: St Vincent’s Private Hospital

Date details:

8:30am - 4:00pm

Monday 1st November
Monday 8th November
Monday 15th November 

Online registration and payment link:

Course overview:

This 3-day program covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of orthopaedic and trauma nursing to provide participants with the foundational knowledge and skill required in this specialty area.

The program is co-taught across The Mater, St. Vincent’s Public and St. Vincent’s Private Hospitals. Each of the hospitals host a day each of this three day program.

The program consists of more than 20 sessions consisting of didactic presentations and interactive workshops (i.e. bone dissection, plaster, traction, and splints & slings) discussions, case studies and scenarios.


A range of orthopaedic nurses, allied health and medical specialists

Key topics:

On completion of this pathway,  it is expected that participants will be able to:
•    Describe bone and muscle anatomy and physiology, and bone healing
•    Investigate orthopaedic disease processes, medication use and the importance of nutrition
•    Differentiate types of fractures and orthopaedic wounds and their management
•    Demonstrate traction application and removing plaster/fibre glass casts
•    Examine complications of orthopaedic surgery and trauma.

Who should attend:

Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses

Course enquiries:

Jara Balla-Gow

8382 2709

0459 870 700

Course Pre-requisites:

A workbook is provided prior to the workshop. Complete the pre-course anatomy section of the workbook prior to day 1.


$525 ex GST


Participants are required to organise their own travel and parking arrangements.

Cancellation policy:

Cancellation provided up to 5 working days before the program a full refund will be issued.

Cancellation past the 5 working days and before 24 hours prior to the program half refund will be issued.

Cancellation with 24hrs prior to the program no refund is issued.

Cancellation should be in writing to


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