2019 Orthopedic Symposium

Thursday, February 28, 2019
The registration period has closed for this event.

8:00 AM to 12:15 PM



Value: $160.00

Cost: $48.00 for general registrants.


Methodist Health System employees who provide their employee ID number on the registration form may take this course at no cost. NMC Alumni receive 75% off of the program's value. NMC students can attend at no cost (they do not receive CE). Click here to read our refund policy.


Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and other Healthcare professionals caring for orthopedic patients.


This program will provide current information and evidence-based guidelines that will enhance clinical and professional practices related to the care of orthopedic patients.


Program Objectives:

  • Discover the phases of post-op care following joint procedures
  • Identify possible orthopedic wound care complications
  • Explore the differences between osteoporosis and osteopenia fragility fractures
  • Discuss the use of nerve ablation treatments for spine and joint pain


In order to receive continuing education hours for this event, you must meet the following completion requirements:

  • Attendance at the entire activity
  • Completion/submission of evaluation form within 30 days of the program


Agenda Topic
8:00-9:00am Phases of Joint Post-op Care - Dr. Jon Uggen
9:00-9:30am Wound Care Complications - Kathy Lange
9:30-10:30am Osteoporosis/Osteopenia - Dr. Joan Lappe
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-11:30am Cryoneurolysis and Radio-frequency Ablation - Dr. Zachary Gustin
11:30-12:15pm Therapeutic Treatment Post Cryoneurolysis - Pat Wilson

Continuing Education

Nurses: 4.0 contact hours awarded. MW MSD Provider Approval #NE1019-9. Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Nebraska Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Physical Therapy And Physical Therapist Assistants: This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 4.0 clock hours for Nebraska physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.


Occupational Therapy and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants: This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 4.0 clock hours for Nebraska occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants.


Education Credit: 4.0 Education hours. Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering. Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational contact hours to the disciplines listed above. Each professional is accountable to understand his or her accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.


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Omaha, NE 68114

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Dr. Jon Uggen, Healthwest Orthopedics, Methodist Health System

Kathy Lange, RN, BSN, CWON Case Manager, Wound Care Inpatient, Nebraska Methodist Hospital

Joan M. Lappe, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Creighton University

Dr. Zachary Gustin, Healthwest Physiatry, Nebraska Methodist Health System

Pat Wilson, Manager PT/OT, Healthwest, Nebraska Methodist Health System

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Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development

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Omaha, NE 68114

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