Overview of Arthroscopy Courses for Nurses

Arthroscopy is a technique used by medical professionals in which a small camera is inserted into the body in order to diagnose injuries and illnesses. Courses for nurses that cover arthroscopy are usually found within orthopedic nursing programs.

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Students attempting to become registered nurses are required to complete years of intensive coursework and study several different subjects, one of which is arthroscopy. Arthroscopy can be part of a nursing degree program or offered as continuing education at the graduate level for licensed nurses.

Here are a few common concepts found in arthroscopy courses:

  • Joints
  • Body movements
  • Physical therapy
  • Traumas, deformities and bone conditions
  • Treatment methods

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Nursing First Level Course

This introductory course teaches students the fundamentals of bones and joints, including where they are located within the body, how they function and the role they each play in movement. Students also learn the different disorders, injuries and problems that occur with bones and joints along with associated treatments.

Diagnostic Tests and Medications Course

In this course, students will examine diagnostic tests used to evaluate patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Several radiological procedures will be explored, including arthroscopy, and a list of drugs and medications used to combat these disorders will also be reviewed. This course usually requires introductory courses in orthopedics as a prerequisite.

Advanced Orthopedics for Nurses Course

This course builds upon what was learned in prerequisite orthopedic nursing introductory courses. Students learn how to perform musculoskeletal exams, are introduced to the operating room and learn procedures for patient care before, during and after surgery. Students explore the more complex orthopedic cases such as deformities, traumas and the use of prosthetics. This course may also cover joint injections, casting and arthroscopy, and students may get the chance for hands-on clinical experiences.

Medical Surgery Nursing Course

This course walks students through the many steps of diagnosing, evaluating, and treating musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Students begin by learning about technology and methods used to diagnose problems, such as X-rays, arthroscopy, and MRIs. After understanding how to diagnose an illness, students will then be instructed on how to develop and execute a care plan for patients.

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