Back in Action With Joint Replacements‚ Part 1 - OT411

Back in Action With Joint Replacements‚ Part 1

by Dorothy Roberts, EdD(c), MSN, MACI, RN, OCNS-C, CMSRN, CNE
(4.4 / 1229 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


More than 7.2 million persons in the United States have had hip or knee replacement procedures. The number of people having total knee arthroplasty has increased significantly in the past 25 years, driven in part by an increase in the number of aging persons and by increasing rates of obesity. This two-part continuing education series will educate healthcare providers about total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty. 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 goal of this program is to educate healthcare providers, specifically nurses, health educators, and occupational and physical therapists, 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
  • Identify indications for total hip replacement and total knee replacement
  • Discuss the surgical procedures used for hip and knee joint replacements
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Area of Occupation
Domain of OT: Activity Demands
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

Approval Information
This course is intended for for multiple professions, including nurses, health educators, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 9/25/2006
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/6/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/6/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Robert M - Ringwood, NJ  ·  Dec 04, 2019
Informative and to the point
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SYDNEY S - Boonton, NJ  ·  Oct 03, 2019
Great! Very helpful and gives me better understanding on procedure.
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Karen D - tallahassee, FL  ·  Oct 02, 2019
I liked the visuals/anatomy of joints
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Kari N - Tallahassee, FL  ·  Sep 28, 2019
Better understanding of the criteria prior to joint replacement and what a patient can expect in outcomes.
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Tenay W - Crawfordville, FL  ·  Sep 20, 2019
Relevant to setting and services I provide.
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Price: $19.00
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