Orthopaedic nurses are important stakeholders in the mission and success of registries. Like other health care practitioners, they improve orthopaedic care through the collection, analysis, and reporting of actionable registry data that contributes to better patient outcomes.
The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) was formed after a meeting convened by Nancy Hesselbach, RN, and Barbara Fiehler, RN, with fellow orthopaedic nurses at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting on March 8, 1980 and incorporated April 14, 1980 in Missouri. NAON's mission promotes orthopaedic research, education, and nursing practice. At their 38th Annual Congress on May 19-22, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, educational offerings about registries will include presentations from both AJRR and the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). Today's blog provides a preview of presentation content that helps fulfill NAON's mission, along with making a difference to hospital, physician practice, and nursing quality improvement.