This course provides an excellent review for any caregiver who works with orthopedic clients. Covers hip and knee replacement surgery and how nurse aides can help prevent complications and enhance rehabilitation. Also includes information on neck and spine surgery, amputations, and post-surgical pain management. Caregivers will review fall prevention, exercise after orthopedic surgery, and orthopedic precautions for each body area.
Describe what an orthopedic surgeon does.
Describe at least three common orthopedic surgeries.
List three possible complications that may occur after joint replacement surgery and describe how to avoid each.
Discuss the importance of pain management in rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery.
Explain how to help clients restore flexibility, mobility, and independence after orthopedic surgery.
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.