The purpose of this module is to provide an overview of open shoulder and elbow surgical procedures including total shoulder arthroplasty and distal biceps repair.
There are unique challenges caring for adult orthopedic patients because of complex surgical instrumentation and supplies, patient positioning concerns, and identified nursing diagnoses including risk for infection, risk for patient injury due to positioning, and risk for peripheral neurovascular dysfunction.
- Compare the indications for anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA)
- Identify the anatomy of the upper extremity for open shoulder and elbow procedures
- Apply safe perioperative practices when caring for a patient scheduled for an open shoulder procedure
- Apply safe perioperative practices when caring for a patient scheduled for a distal biceps repair or other elbow