AO ASIF Nursing Continuing Education Presents:

Orthopaedic Trauma:
Team Approach to Fracture Management
Basic and Advanced Courses for Operating Room Personnel
February 22-23, 2002
DoubleTree Warren Place
Tulsa, Oklahoma


David Teague, MD
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Bryan Hawkins, MD
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Antoine (Tony) Jabbour, MD
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Faculty of this Course is composed of orthopaedic surgeons and operating room nurses distinguished in the caring for the orthopaedic trauma patient.


Lois Suhrie, RN, BSN
AO ASIF Nursing Continuing Education
West Chester, Pennsylvania


The goal of this course is to provide an educational opportunity for operating room personnel who participate in the care of the orthopaedic trauma patient. Course topics will be presented utilizing a dynamic combination of lectures and hands-on practical sessions. The practical sessions will provide the participants with the opportunity to take an active role in the fixation of artificial bone fractures under the direction of faculty lab instructors.


Objectives of the Course are to educate and familiarize operating room personnel with instruments and implants used in the operative care of fractures, to include the following:

Basic Course

1. Aims and Principles of AO ASIF Techniques
2. ORIF Using Screws and Plates
3. Forearm and Ankle Fractures
4. Intertrochanteric Fractures

Advanced Course

1. Acetabular/Pelvic Ring Disruptions
2. Distal Humeral Fractures
3. Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Fractures
4. Distal Femoral Periarticular Fractures

These topics will be presented through a dynamic combination of lectures, hands-on practical sessions and demonstrations. Participants will take an active role in the fixation of artificial bone fractures under the direction of lab instructors.

These Operating Room Personnel Courses are educational non-profit function made possible through the support of and cooperation with the AO ASIF. Financial and technical support provided by Synthes.


AO North America Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This recognition does not imply that the AO North America Foundation or the ANCC Commission on Accreditation approves or endorses any product included in the activity.

Both courses have been awarded 16.5 Contact Hours.


Tuition for either course is $250.00
Tuition includes: Course materials, continental breakfasts, lunches, refreshments and reception.


Friday, February 22, 2002

7:00am - 8:00am - Registration
8:00am - 5:00pm - Program
5:00pm - 6:00pm - Reception

Saturday, February 23, 2002

8:00am - 5:00pm - Program

Basic and Advanced Courses run concurrently both days.


DoubleTree Warren Place
6110 South Yale
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136
(918) 495-1000/Fax (918) 495-1090


A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree Warren Place. The room rate of $75.00 single/double occupancy, plus tax, will be held until February 12, 2002. Please call the hotel directly (918) 495-1000. Be certain to identify yourself as a participant of the AO ASIF course.


Registration is required in advance and is not accepted unless accompanied by $250.00 tuition fee.

Phone-in registrations cannot be accepted.

Please do not consider yourself registered for this course until written confirmation is received.

Registration deadline February 15, 2002. Refunds will be issued if written cancellation is received by this date.

You have the option to register online or submit the registration form to the address listed below.

AO ASIF Continuing Education
RE: Tulsa Orthopaedic ORP Course
1301 Goshen Parkway
West Chester, PA 19380
(800) 535-2369 (press 6)
Fax: (610) 719-6532

Click here for the Registration Form