Celebrate International Orthopaedic Nurses Day on 30 October

Seven steps to help your Orthopaedic Nurses Day celebration succeed

1. Make a plan

All successful events start with a plan with reasonable goals.

2. Create a taskforce

Form a team of motivated colleagues to rally support and accomplish the steps of your plan. If your hospital or facility is large enough to have a public relations staff, ask someone from that staff to be on the team.

3. Designate a leader

Elect a chairperson and a record keeper. As planning commences, designate specific tasks to individuals or groups.

4. Determine objectives

Write down your goals, objectives and the primary message you’d like to promote.

5. Recognize your team

Orthopaedic nurses are integral to the entire healthcare team. Do people in your hospital or facility know the important role that you and your team play?

6. Get word out in your community

The work that orthopaedic nursing professionals do affects everyone who seeks musculoskeletal care. Here are some ideas on how to promote International Orthopaedic Nurses Day to the community at large:
  • Offer to speak at a local service club meeting.
  • Speak to a class at a local school about a career in orthopaedic nursing.

7. Evaluate your efforts

At the end of your celebration, evaluate what worked and what did not. This is a good time to reflect on the week and lay the groundwork for next year’s event.

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