Nurse Session


Nurse session: Focus on the patient care

This well-established component of the EFORT annual congresses is directed to all orthopaedic/trauma nurses and healthcare professionals who want to acquire knowledge and share their experiences around improvement of patient’s health, management of rehabilitation, post-operative complications and other issues raised by surgery impact on patients. In Prague, we will once more conduct a half-day session with a scientific programme bringing international evidence, innovations and views on various aspects of the nursing care.

How to manage pain? How to integrate the patients and clinicians’ feedbacks into hospital guidelines? What are the financial costs and staff concerns linked to the healthcare system? How to increase awareness towards psychological and social impacts of surgery on patients? What is the best means for information exchange with a discharged patient? How intra- and post-operative mobility and positioning can optimize recovery and improve life quality of patients?

Make your research contribute to the leading questions of the nurse knowledge around the world.

Wednesday 27 May 2015
15:00-18:30 Room: London

Nurse special fee for full congress registrations as well as Nurse-Session-only registrations are available within the main congress registration process.

Full Congress registration: EUR 170.00
Nurse Session only: EUR 35.00


Wednesday 27 May 2015, Room London, 15:00-18:30


  • Ami Hommel, Sweden
  • Charlotte Troldborg, Denmark
  • Karen Hertz, United Kingdom


  • Oral presentations of Free papers during the nurse session are 15 minutes long, including the questions period.
  • Please prepare a presentation for 10-12 minutes corresponding to 10-12 slides (without front page and list of sources).

Download the Nurse Session programme (PDF document – 2 pages – 463kb)

15:00-15:10 Welcome & Introduction
15:10-15:40 Invited Speaker Sian Fumarola Managing Complex Wounds In Orthopaedic Surgery
15:40-15:55 Oral Free 1 Keetie Kremers-Van De Hei,
Sander Koeter
Wound Drainage In The First 12 Postoperative Hours Correlates With Prosthetic Joint Infections, A Case Control Study
15:55-16:10 Oral Free 2 Pernille Bønneland,
Anne Mette Rikardt Pedersen,
Juozas Petruskevicius,
Søren Kold,
Mykola Horodyskyy
Open Showering Of External Ring Fixators In Combination With Occlusive Pin Care. A Prospective Study Of Infection Rate.
16:10-16:25 Oral Free 3 José Carlos Texeira Maio,
Carmen Queirós,
Renato Mota,
Cecília Rodrigues
Falls In Elderly Patients With Proximal Femoral Fractures In An Orthopaedics Service Of A Main Hospital Of The North Of Portugal
16:25-16:55 Poster Viewing
16:55-17:10 Oral Free 4 Louise Bager,
Louise Hallbæck,
Marie Kragh Nielsen
The Discharge Process – Educating Patients And Next Of Kin
17:10-17:25 Oral Free 5 Eva Ahlgren,
Johanna Waldau,
Jesper Nordenskjöld,
Markus Walden,
Isam Atroshi
Efficacy Of Using Local Anaesthesia Before Collagenase Injection For Dupuytrens’ Contracture In Reducing Patients’ Pain Experience: A Quasi- Randomized Study
17:25-17:40 Oral Free 6 Michelle Maree Dowsey,
Anne J Smith,
Peter F.M Choong
Characterising Long Term Pain And Function Trajectories In Total Knee Arthroplasty Using Latent Class Growth Analysis
17:40-17:55 Oral Free 7 Charlotte Troldborg,
Jane Schwartz Leonhardt,
Christian Hofbauer
Going Home The Day After Total Hip Replacement – Are The Patients Still Satisfied?
17:55-18:25 Invited Speaker Valerie Mac Donald Patient Experience of Knee Arthroplasty (PEAK) Research Study
18:25-18:30 Take home message

Download the Nurse Session programme (PDF document – 2 pages – 463kb)

Poster Viewing

  • Designing A Diploma Course For Orthopaedic Nurses In The Capital Region Of Denmark by Anne-Katrine Mathiassen & Anja Reinholt Wacker.
  • The Shoulder Café: A Close-To-The-Citizen Intervention To Promote Shoulder Health In Community And Workplace Settings by  Anne Marie Kjaersgaard-Andersen, Mie Oestergaard, Susanne Wulff Svendsen & Lene Bastrup Joergensen.
  • Postoperative Lower Limb Acute Compartment Syndrome In The Non Injured Limb Of A Polytrauma Patient, The Importance Of Early Recognition From Ward Nurse For An Optimum Result by Maria Sagkrioti & Georgios Arealis.
  • The Critical Evaluation Of Evidence Within Total Knee Replacement Surgery – Advances In Knee Arthroplasty Including Custom-Fit TKR by Lyndsey A Blackbourne.

The EFORT Foundation will grant 10 scholarships for Nurses covering full registration to the congress.

To apply, send a complete CV and a motivation letter before 15 May 2015 to:

Name of the winners will be communicated on 22 May 2015 and their registration will be waived*

*if registration fees have already been paid, reimbursement will be processed before the start of the congress

Make your research contribute to the leading international knowledge in orthopaedic & trauma nursing. Apply now!

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16th EFORT Congress 2015 Prague, CZ | 27-29 May
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Key dates

Abstract submission & registration open
15 September 2014
Abstract submission closed on
15 November 2014
Confirmation of abstract acceptance
16 January 2015
Early registration deadline
16 February 2015
Advanced programme available
01 March 2015
On-site rates apply
01 May 2015