The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners’ Pediatric Orthopedic Special Interest Group (PO SIG) was established in 2008 and developed as a platform for nurse practitioners to gain knowledge of pediatric orthopedic care. It is a community for sharing practices and ideas among nurse practitioners that subspecialize in pediatric orthopedics. Members of this SIG network and collaborate with nurse practitioners and other providers from a variety of other specialties and settings with a common goal to provide improved care of patients with orthopedic issues.
The realm of pediatric orthopedic issues is quite broad, ranging from common everyday injuries that may be encountered frequently in primary care practice, to sports or overuse syndromes, to congenital issues, to genetic syndromes, to spinal conditions and even serious systemic illnesses.
- To promote orthopedic education for all members of NAPNAP and the SIG.
- To provide a place for networking.
- To be a resource to answer common or complex orthopedic questions.
- Please visit the Journal of Pediatric Health Care to search for articles on this topic.
- Sarah Gutknecht scholarship – given in collaboration with the Acute Care SIG – to attend the NAPNAP national conference. A message will be sent to members prior to the national conference on how to apply.