About Mary Rodts, DNP
Board certified as an Orthopaedic Nurse, Mary Rodts, DNP, CNP, ONC, FAAN, is a Surgical Nursing Practitioner/Teacher of Surgical Nursing at Rush University Medical Center. She is part of the medical practice Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. In addition to nursing, education is a major part of Mary's work. Mary holds a faculty appointment at Rush College of Nursing, Rush University, where she is currently an Associate Professor. She is a preceptor to graduate students from Rush University and many local universities. The Howmedica Endowed Scholarship recognized Mary's dedication to education in orthopaedic nursing.
She is a member and former past president of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON). NAON twice awarded Mary the Outstanding Contribution Award in recognition of her contributions to the continued growth and development of the association. Currently, she is the Editor in Chief of NAON's journal, Orthopaedic Nursing. She is also Guest Editor of specific issues for the Nursing Clinics of North America. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
In addition to nursing associations, Mary is one of very few nurses who is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society. She is a recipient of the Scoliosis Research Society's Walter P. Blount award. Mary has presented her extensive medical research at international and national speaking engagements, contributing 24 articles in peer-reviewed scientific publications and eight chapters to medical books.
1. Restriction of Cervical Spine Motion after Milwaukee Brace Treatment for Scoliosis. Orthopaedic Transactions, 1977.
2. Anterior and Posterior Spine Fusion for Scoliosis. Orthopaedic Transactions, 1978.
3. Spondylolisthesis in the Adolescent. Orthopaedic Nursing, Vol. 6, No. 5, May, 1979.
4. Anterior and Posterior Spine Fusion for Paralytic Scoliosis. Spine, Vol. 4, No. 5, September/October, 1979.
5. Severe Spondylolisthesis in Adolescents and Children: Reduction and Staged Circumferential Fusion. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, April, 1981.
6. Musculoskeletal Assessment. Nursing, May, 1983.
7. How to Remove a Cast. Procedures, Intermed Communications, 1983, pg. 663.
8. Associated Practice: A Case for Professional Collaboration. Journal of Nursing Administration, November, 1983.
9. Bone Banking: Its Role in Skeletal Tumor Reconstruction. Orthopaedic Nursing, September/October, 1985.
10. Surgical Intervention for Adult Scoliosis. Orthopaedic Nursing. November/December, 1987.
11. Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation for Scoliosis. Nursing Yearbook. Springhouse Corporation, 1988.
12. Zielke Instrumentation: Indications, Technique and Review of 25 Cases. Orthopaedics, October, 1988.
13. The Rush ISIS Experience: Initial Results. Orthopaedic Transactions, 1990.
14. Sprains and Strains. Patient Teaching Looseleaf Library. Springhouse Corporation, April, 1990.
15. The Rush ISIS Experience: Initial Results. Backtalk, Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer, 1990.
16. HIV Precautions for Prevention in the Workplace. Orthopaedic Nursing, September/October, 1992.
17. Spinal Surgery for Adults. Handbook of Therapeutic Interventions. Springhouse Corporation, 1993.
18. Competitive Athletes and Injuries: A Rehabilitation Performance Perspective. Orthopaedic Nursing, Vol. 13, No. S., September/October, 1994.
19. In Memory of Jane Callahan. Orthopaedic Nursing, May/June, 1995.
20. Spinal Cord Injury without Radiographic Abnormality (SCIWORA). Orthopaedic Nursing, Vol. 16, No. 5., September/October, 1997.
21. Ready for the Challenge of Change, Editorial. Orthopaedic Nursing, March/April, 1999.
22. Just When You Thought You Knew it All, Editorial. Orthopaedic Nursing, May/June, 1999.
23. Keeping Them Safe, Editorial. Orthopaedic Nursing, July/August, 1999.
24. Building Strong Bones, Editorial. Orthopaedic Nursing, September/October, 1999.
25. Let Them Know Who We Are, Editorial. Orthopaedic Nursing, November/December, 1999.
26. Alternative Therapies: Hocus Pocus or In Between, Editorial. Orthopaedic Nursing, January/December, 2000.
1. Orthopaedic Emergencies. Nursing Interventions: The First Sixty Minutes. Aspen Publishers, 1986.
2. Spine Nursing, Chapter 1. The Textbook of Spinal Surgery. Eds. Bridwell, K. & Dewald, R.L. Philadelphia. J.B. Lippincott, 1991.
3. Spine, Chapter 17. Core Curriculum for Orthopaedic Nursing. Pitman, N.J. National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, 1991.
4. Disorders of the Spine, Chapter 16. Comprehensive Orthopaedic Nursing. Eds. Maher, Salmond & Pellino. W. B. Saunders, 1994.
5. Spine, Chapter 17. Core Curriculum for Orthopaedic Nursing. Pitman, N.J. National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, 1996
6. Perioperative and Postoperative Care of the Spine Surgery Patient, Chapter 2. The Textbook of Spinal Surgery, 2nd. Edition. Eds. Bridwell, K. & Dewald, R.L. Philadelphia. J.B. Lippincott, 1997.
7. Disorders of the Spine, Chapter 17. Comprehensive Orthopaedic Nursing. Eds. Maher, Salmond & Pellino. W. B. Saunders, 1998.
8. Lumbar Spine, Chapter 6. Primary Orthopedic Care. Ed. Crowther. St. Louis. Mosby, Inc., 1999.
1. Degenerative Spine Conditions. Certification Review Series. Pitman, N.J. National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, 1998.
1. Spinal Science Advancement Foundation. Patient information website on Spondylolisthesis.
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