This module describes 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 goal of this total joint arthroplasty continuing education program is to provide healthcare professionals, specifically nurses 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:
- Identify interventions that 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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OnCourse Learning 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 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 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.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2018.
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; 14S0410 for 02/27/14 to 02/27/15; 15S0753 for 02/28/15 to 02/28/16; 16S1308 for 03/01/16 to 03/01/17).
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; CE140021504 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023687 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27239 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16).
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, PTCE007011 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16).
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; 726-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-365 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18).
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; 03/16/15 to 03/16/19.
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.
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