Joint Replacements

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Total joint replacement or arthroplasty is one of the most dependable and safest procedures today (Crow, 2020). Patients who undergo a hip or knee arthroplasty are likely to enjoy their new joint for 20 years or more. The American Joint Replacement Registry’s annual report in 2021 indicated that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, data from a total of 2,244,587 hip and knee procedures had been collected, indicating a procedural volume increase of over 18% when compared to the annual report of 2020 (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons [AAOS], 2021a). By understanding the basis of the arthritic changes that damage joints, recognizing indications for total joint arthroplasty, and reviewing the surgical procedures and possible complications of joint replacement surgery, nurses can provide more competent care.

 

The goal of this course is to equip nurses in the acute care setting with knowledge of indications for total hip and knee replacements, surgical procedures used for these procedures, and pre-op and post-op nursing care of patients undergoing hip or knee replacements.



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Total joint replacement or arthroplasty is one of the most dependable and safest procedures today (Crow, 2020). Patients who undergo a hip or knee arthroplasty are likely to enjoy their new joint for 20 years or more. The American Joint Replacement Registry’s annual report in 2021 indicated that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, data from a total of 2,244,587 hip and knee procedures had been collected, indicating a procedural volume increase of over 18% when compared to the annual report of 2020 (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons [AAOS], 2021a). By understanding the basis of the arthritic changes that damage joints, recognizing indications for total joint arthroplasty, and reviewing the surgical procedures and possible complications of joint replacement surgery, nurses can provide more competent care.

 

The goal of this course is to equip nurses in the acute care setting with knowledge of indications for total hip and knee replacements, surgical procedures used for these procedures, and pre-op and post-op nursing care of patients undergoing hip or knee replacements.



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