Congressional Record - --Senate
Proceedings and Debates of the 101st Congress, Second Session
Friday, October 19, 1990
S16279 ORTHOPAEDIC NURSES DAY
Mr. President, I rise today to pay tribute to an important skill in our medical community in honor of “Orthopaedic Nurses Day”, October 30, 1990.
Musculoskeletal disease is a major health problem that affects all ages. Conditions such as coOrthopaedic nurses play a vital role in providing professional, competent care to patients with musculoskeletal diseases. They offer the specialty of orthpaedic nursing in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, private homes, and physician offices. ngenital diseases of infants, trauma resulting from vehicular accidents and degenerative diseases of the aged, strike 23 million Americans.
The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses has responded to the ever-increasing complexity of technology in their field. Additionally, their efforts to maintain and upgrade professional standards of practice in orthopaedic nursing has tirelessly continued. Clearly, orthopaedic nurses in Michigan, as well as all other States in our nation, deserve the Nation’s recognition on October 30, 1990, “Orthopaedic Nurses Day”.