National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) Annual Congress

naon logoThe National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) 39th Annual Congress took place May 18-21, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. The Congress objectives were to implement practice changes based on evidence-based practice, professional development, and research in the care of the orthopaedic patient; impact patient outcomes through adoption of best practices and innovation; and contribute to a professional environment that encourages collegiality and networking among participants associated with advancement in orthopaedic nursing education, practice, and research.

Attendees could stop by AAOS Registry Program Booth 507 to learn about how registries can help their site. We provided demos of our technology platform RegistryInsights®, copies of the AJRR 2018 Annual Report, and information on how and why to participate in an AAOS Registry.

The AAOS Registry Program also gave two presentations:

Using Registry Data to Drive Quality Improvement
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:40 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Eastern Time
Presenter: Kristina M. Finney, MPH, Director, Registries, AAOS

Ms. Finney provided an overview of the value of clinical data registries, including how registry data and analyses can be used routinely as a quality tool. This session covered the benefits of national performance benchmarks, the collection of patient-reported outcomes (PROs), and support of quality initiatives like The Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

Implementing a PRO Program in a Healthcare System: Local Efforts and National Registry Collaboration I
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Presenters: Hope Honigsberg, BSN, RN IV, CNOR, Orthopaedic Nurse Navigator, University of Maryland Shore Regional Health; Dena Weitzman, OD, FAAO, Analytics Lead, Registries, AAOS

Attendees of this session learned how to improve on or develop and implement a patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) program at their site in order to participate in local and national quality improvement objectives.

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