More than 1 million joint replacements are done in the United States each year; of these, there are about 719,000 knee replacement procedures and 332,000 hip replacement procedures. The number of people having total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has increased significantly in the past 25 years, driven in part by an increase in the aging population and increasing rates of obesity. This two-part continuing education series will provide healthcare providers with information about total hip arthroplasty (THA) and TKA. Part 1 discusses the effects of arthritis on the knee and hip as weight-bearing joints, outlines indications for joint replacement, and reviews joint replacement surgical procedures and patient management by interprofessional healthcare providers.
The purpose of this joint replacement CE module is to provide healthcare providers, specifically nurses, health educators, emergency medical professionals, occupational therapists, and physical therapists with information about total hip and total knee replacements, including the effects of arthritis on joints, indications for surgery and surgical management. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe the effects of arthritis on the hip and knee joints
- State indications for total hip replacement and total knee replacement
- Discuss the surgical procedures used for hip and knee joint replacements
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, health educators, emergency medical professionals/paramedics, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 2.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.
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Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.