***THIS COURSE IS NOW BEING LOADED AND WILL BE AVAILABLE AROUND 15 MARCH.***
The Orthopedic Fracture Reduction Course
Experience the Intensity of Orthopedic Surgery Today
Perform amazingly realistic simulation surgery. Get practical experience and insight into basic surgical principles. Suture the surgical wound in layers. Practice various open and closed reduction methods. Practice at home or wherever you are.
After completing the Future Doctors Academy Orthopedic Fracture Reduction Course, students should have a good understanding of:
- Principles of asepsis
- Surgical sterility
- Basic bone biology and physiology
- Basic anatomy of the human skeleton
- Biomechanical considerations in orthopedic surgery
- Radiological considerations
- Basic principles and methods of fracture reduction, fixation, and immobilization
- Simple fracture classifications
- Healing of the fracture site
- Common complications
In addition to this, the student will have the following healthcare/medical skills:
- Preparing a sterile surgical field
- Identification of common surgical landmarks
- Sharps safety
- Surgical retraction
- Blunt dissection
- Fracture reduction
- Fracture fixation
- Place a bone plate with monocortical screws
- Place a bone plate with bicortical screws
- Closing (suturing) a surgical wound
- Placing a dressing
- Properly discarding medical waste and sharps
The student will have a career perspective regarding:
- A typical operative procedure performed by most orthopedic surgeons on a regular basis – based on experiential learning.
- The various career opportunities available to orthopedic surgeons.
Who Should Enroll In This Course?
– High School students in Grade 10 to 12
– Students at premed years 1-4 levels.
Three months are allowed to complete the course.
+-30 Hours (including practical projects).
The Future Doctors Academy recommends that the student not rush through the course (not more than 3 hours per day) to allow for consolidation of the information. The course could be done in less than a week with full-time study; however, it is recommended that you not rush and instead allow the information to consolidate in your mind.
From the date of enrollment, you have 12 weeks to complete the course, failing which you will need to re-enroll.
Furthermore we recommend that you briefly review the previous day’s work before continuing each day. This will also consolidate the knowledge in your mind.
— Register with Future Doctors Academy
— Enroll in Course
— Simulation Kit (optional but recommended to complete the practical projects and practice the techniques you learn)
Click here to order your Apprentice Doctor® Fracture Reduction Kit
Equivalent to thirty shadowing hours
— IMPORTANT: If you are NOT a part of the Envision Experience and you wish to receive formal certification there is a $29 accreditation fee payable. This certification is valid for two years but the certificate will remain a valuable addition to any job or academic application long after.
– The Apprentice Doctor® Fracture Reduction Course and accompanying Simulation Kit (including all items and instruments in the kit) are exclusively intended for educational and training purposes. No instrument or item may be used in a real clinical medical setting (emergency or otherwise).
– Without a formal medical qualification you may open yourself to medico-legal litigation if applying these techniques on the public.
– The surgical gloves contain latex. We do supply latex-free gloves as an alternative on request.
– The Apprentice Doctor® Fracture Reduction Course and Simulation Kit is suitable for students over 15 years of age. Adult supervision is recommended for students below the age of 18 years.
Section 1 - First Things First
Section 2 - Foundational Skills
- Safety First
- Skills Required – Aseptic and Barrier Techniques
- Project 1A ─ Prepare Hands Hygienically With Soap and Water
- Project 1B ─ Prepare Hands Hygienically With an Antiseptic Rub
- Project 1C: Don (Put On) Clean Gloves
- Project 1D: Safely Remove Used Gloves
- PROJECT 1E: How to Change Into Operating Room (OR) Attire
- Quiz 1
- Suturing Skills
- Surgical Knot Tying – Make a Square Knot and a Surgeons Knot
- How to Place Interrupted Sutures
- How to Place Subcutaneous Sutures
Section 3 - Fracture Reduction
- Background Information
- The Human Skeletal System
- Quiz 2
- Types of Long Bone Fractures
- Fracture Fixation Methods – Non-Invasive Methods
- Fracture Fixation Methods – Invasive Methods
- Biological Considerations
- Quiz 3
- Biomechanical Considerations
- Complications of Bone Fractures
- Quiz 4
- Project CR1: The Emergency Management of a Fracture
- Project CR2a: Closed Reduction of a Fracture Using a Plaster of Paris (POP) Cast
- Project CR2b: Closed Reduction of a Fracture Using a Fiberglass Cast
- Workshop 1: Cast Workshop (available during live Future Doctors Programs)
- Workshop 2: Removal of the Cast (available during live Future Doctors Programs)
- Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) of a Long Bone Fracture
- Project OR1: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) of a Long Bone Fracture ─ Monocortical Screws
- Project OR2: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) of a Long Bone Fracture ─ Bicortical Screws
- Project OR3: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of a Comminuted Long Bone Fracture
- Project OR4: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of a Segmental Long Bone Fracture
- Project OR5: Remove Plates and Screws
- Project OR6: Fixation of Fractures Using Sawbones®
- Research Project – Project RI1: A Comparative Study of the Post-Operative Bone Strength of a Fixated Long Bone Fracture
- Research Project – Project RI2: Design a Research Project Using Sawbones®
- Research Project – Compare the Wound Strength Using a Variety of Suturing Techniques
- Radiographic Considerations
- Clinical Case Studies
Section 5 - Final Considerations