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, 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
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Domain of OT: Area of Occupation
Domain of OT: Activity Demands
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, health educators, emergency medical professionals/paramedics, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
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