This module describes the role in caring for patients who have undergone total hip replacement and total knee replacement. It also reviews the key factors necessary for successful outcomes for patients having joint replacement surgery and stresses the pivotal role of the healthcare professionals in educating patients to manage the transition from hospital to home. The purpose of this module is to provide PTs with information about caring for people with THR and TKR surgeries, including patient teaching aimed at preventing complications and improving outcomes.
The purpose of this joint replacement CE module is to provide healthcare professionals, specifically nurses, emergency medical professionals/paramedics, occupational therapists and physical therapists, with information about caring for people with total hip and total knee joint replacement surgeries, including patient teaching aimed at preventing complications and improving outcomes. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Name interventions healthcare professionals as a team can use to prevent complications after joint replacement surgery
- Describe two strategies to help patients and families cope with self-care deficits and the transition from hospital to home after a total joint replacement
- Discuss the impact of managed care on preventing complications and supervising care for people who have had joint replacement surgery
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, emergency medical professionals/paramedics, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Gannett Education is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/15.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
Gannett Education is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 11S0346 for 02/24/11 to 02/24/12, 12S0178 for 02/25/12 to 02/25/13, 13S0238 for 02/26/13 to 02/26/14).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE110316716 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11, CE130019712 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13).
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE001913 for 1/1/11 to 12/31/12, PTCE003886 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 793-2010 for 02/14/11 to 01/31/12, 130-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14).
Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 01/25/11 to 01/25/15.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-3686 for 3/1/2011 to 3/1/2012, 437-4075 for 03/01/12 to 03/01/13, 437-4653 for 03/01/13 to 03/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.