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 replacementand total knee replacement
- Discuss the surgical procedures used for hip and knee jointreplacements
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, health educators, emergency medical professionals/paramedics, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.
Nurses: 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 www.continuingeducation.com
. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com
and search for this topic title.