AO In-Hospital for Operating Room Personnel (ORP)

Formerly known as Clinical Training Modules (CTM) for Operating Room Personnel

AO In-Hospital for ORP are short highly interactive educational sessions of 2.5 to 3.5 hours each, covering the basic principles of orthopedic trauma and veterinary surgery. Delivered by experienced AO faculty and designed to support nurses, technicians, and operating room personnel (ORP) with their continuing nursing education at the point-of-care (hospital), these modules are developed by the AO Trauma ORP Educational Taskforce and are aligned with the AO Trauma curriculum for ORP. The veterinary modules were transformed by the AO VET Education Commission to fit the needs of the AO VET ORP.

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What does a module contain?

All materials needed for the organization of the educational event are included: pre-event reading, lectures, videos, user manual for organizers, a study guide for participants, pre- and post-event assessments, etc. The content of AO In-Hospital for ORP modules can easily be tailored to the educational needs of the local participants, promoting reflection and discussion, and featuring hands-on demonstrations and self-assessment of participants.

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Module 1—Introduction (with focus on bone anatomy and healing, principles of fracture fixation, and reduction methods and techniques)
Module 2—Osteosynthesis with plate and screws
Module 3—Osteosynthesis with intramedullary nail
Module 4—Osteosynthesis with tension band wire & external fixator
Module 5—Osteosynthesis of the proximal femur
Module 6—Implant removal
Module 1—Introduction (with focus on bone anatomy and healing, principles of fracture fixation, and reduction methods and techniques)
Module 2—Osteosynthesis with plate and screws

Are you an AO Faculty member interested in organizing short training sessions for ORP at your hospital? 

The AO In-Hospital for ORP, Trauma modules and Vet modules, are the answer to your need.


FAQs on AO In-Hospital for ORP

 
  • What topics does the AO In-Hospital for ORP cover?

    There are several Trauma modules developed such as

    • AO In-Hospital for ORP, Trauma Module 1—Introduction (Bone anatomy & healing, Principles of fracture fixation, Reduction methods & techniques)
    • AO In-Hospital for ORP, Trauma Module 2—Osteosynthesis with plate & screws
    • AO In-Hospital for ORP, Trauma Module 3—Osteosynthesis with intramedullary nail
    • AO In-Hospital for ORP, Trauma Module 4—Osteosynthesis with tension band wire & external fixator
    • AO In-Hospital for ORP, Trauma Module 5—Osteosynthesis of the proximal femur

    AO In-Hospital for ORP, Trauma Module 6—Implant removal
    Additional modules are in production. All modules are constantly updated.

    There are several Vet modules available such as 

    • AO In-Hospital for ORP, Vet Module 1—Introduction (Bone anatomy & healing, Principles of fracture fixation, Reduction methods & techniques)
    • AO In-Hospital for ORP, Vet Module 2—Osteosynthesis with plate & screws
     
  • What material does a module contain? 
    All material needed for the organization of the educational event are included: pre-event reading, lectures, videos, user manual for organizers, a study guide for participants, pre- and post-event assessments, etc.
  • Who can organize AO In-Hospital for ORP? 

    Only AO Faculty (surgeon or ORP) can apply for and organize AO In-Hospital for ORP.   

  • Who should participate in an AO In-Hospital for ORP?
    The target audience is ORP from the hospital where the training is organized. ORP of neighboring hospitals may join the event. 
  • How many participants should be invited?
    Small groups of 8-20 participants are ideal. Larger groups do not provide the same opportunity for exchange and interaction between participants and between faculty and participants. 
  • Who are the faculty involved in AO In-Hospital for ORP?
    Teachers are surgeons and ORP of that same hospital. The chairperson of the AO In-Hospital for ORP is AO Faculty.
  • Can several modules be combined in one single event? 

    It is not suggested to run more than 3 modules in one training day. Ideally, one or two modules are delivered per day.

    It is advised that all participants have gone through the content of module 1 before participating in other modules. The modules can be delivered in a random order. 

  • In which languages are the modules provided?
    Currently all modules are available in English. Several modules are available in Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Greek and Russian.
  • Is a certificate provided?
    A certificate of attendance is provided after the event.

AO clinical training modules: an all-inclusive package for busy faculty

“Organizing an educational event with a clinical approach at my hospital was never so easy and smooth.”

Alberto López (ES)

We are happy to answer your questions and provide you with additional information.

Contact us at orp@aofoundation.org