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Webinar: Orthopaedic Health Care Disparity – The Battle Is On

Recorded On

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

1:00 pm CST 


Tamara Huff, MD, FAAOS


Target Audience: Nurses and related stakeholders who provide care to orthopaedic patients and are invested in positive patient outcomes  


Category/Sub-Category: APN, Nurse Practitioner; Complications, Safety, Vulnerable Populations; Best Practices

Learner Outcome

Develop and implement strategies to minimize the effect of healthcare disparity for the orthopaedic patient



Healthcare delivery is profoundly affected by race/ethnicity, sex, and socioeconomic status. Orthopaedic surgery over the past several years has paid increasing attention to the effect of these factors on patient health and the quality of care received.  These disparities exist with regard to accessing care as well as the quality of care received and postoperative outcomes. Total joint arthroplasty, hip fractures, and spine surgery represent areas where the effect of these disparities has been reported. It is important for the nurse to understand the extent of care disparities and the manner in which they affect patient health and outcomes within the orthopaedic surgery setting. Strategies to minimize the effect of these factors on clinical care and patient health are essential.


Education Outcome: At least 50% of participants will report that the session provided information that would cause change(s) in the practice and/or employment environment


1.25 Category A Contact Hours


Conflict of Interest:  No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity.


Fee: Premium members can attend this live webinar for free. There is a $35 cost for student members, general members, retired members, and non-members to attend this webinar.


Contact Hours for this webinar will expire by March 7, 2023.


Instructions: After the webinar, the participant will complete the evaluation and post-test in the Online Education Center. Once the evaluation and post-tests are completed, the participant will be able to access the certificate.

To gain the continuing professional development contact hours offered for this webinar, the participant must view the entire webinar, complete an online post-test, and online evaluation. Only after these requirements are completed will a certificate will be issued.


Contact hours are available for all 2021 Member Benefit Webinars in either the live event or the recorded viewing.


The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Group Viewing

To view the webinar as a group, all members of your group must be registered through the NAON website at the "Register Online" link above. Each person in the group must pay the applicable rate, if it applies. A participant list does not need to be submitted to NAON as all participants who register at the link above will have access to the evaluation.



If you have any questions, please call NAON at 800.289.6266 or e-mail naon@orthonurse.org.


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