The Musculoskeletal System

The Musculoskeletal System 

The course gives an introduction to the musculoskeletal system with an emphasis on common injuries and conditions that can occur in older adults. The course also teaches students how to care for these conditions in older adults.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-MUSCSYS
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2024
Learning Objectives:
Identify common conditions/disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Restate the related signs and symptoms of each disorder to observe and report.
Understand how to provide care to the musculoskeletal client.

Objectives Identify common conditions/disorders of the musculoskeletal system Restate the related signs and symptoms of each disorder to observe and report Understand how to provide care to the person with a musculoskeletal condition/disorder Musculoskeletal system Bones and muscles Bones Muscles Leading cause of disability The musculoskeletal system and pain Amputation Wound healing Oxygen supply Amputation observation Amputation care Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis prevalence Osteoarthritis observance Osteoarthritis care Atrophy Atrophy example Neurogenic atrophy Contracture Prevention is key! Atrophy care Osteoporosis How does it happen? Osteoporosis observations Osteoporosis care Osteoporosis vs osteoarthritis Gout Joint pain Gout observations Gout care Common disorders activity Fracture Closed fracture Open fracture Non-displaced fracture Displaced fracture What is the process of bone healing? Reduction Closed reduction Open reduction Reduction observations Reduction care Fractures and reductions activity Do you know what “compartment syndrome” is? Use of traction Joint replacement surgery Artificial implant Post-operative management Prevention of complications Promote ambulation Mr. Black scenario Ms. Primrose scenario

Instructor: Sally Brounstein, RN
Sally Brounstein, RN, is a Regional Nurse Educator with Providence Health & Services in Oregon, with more than 40 years experience overseeing competency assessment for all RNs, CNAs, and Techs hired in the Portland, Oregon, service area.  She has also developed the CNA2 acute care program at Portland Community College, where she has been an instructor for more than six years, providing training in conjunction with OHSU and Legacy Health System.  Disclosure: Sally Brounstein, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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