SAON is an association advancing the quality of Orthopaedic health care provided to the community and promoting orthopaedic nursing as a specialty.

We have regular meetings for members where the latest developments in Orthopaedic nursing are presented.

Our members represent a diverse range of care settings- including public and private hospitals, Rehabilitation centres, Universities and Country Hospitals.

By joining SAON, you automatically become a member of ANZONA (Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Nurses Association)

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3 orthopaedic nurses from Myanmar attended the ANZONA 2015 conference in Sydney in Nov 2015. This occurred with the generous sponsorship of SAON & ANZONA. SAON looks forward to ongoing links with orthopaedic nurses from Myanmar and we plan a visit later in 2016.

Report from Myanmar nurses

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Updated 30 June, 2016