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Total Joint Arthroplasty


Take evidence and combine it with the topic of total joint arthroplasty and you will get the essential message of this course. How can we, as clinicians, practice in this rapidly changing environment and give great substantiated care? This course will give clinicians tools and research to apply in their current treatment environments. The field of total joint arthroplasty has evolved due to the advancement of surgical techniques, components and the patient population. This course helps to educate clinicians on the multidisciplinary role and how to best work with team members in providing outstanding patient care. The insider scoop on the perspectives of orthopedic surgeons and nursing will also be reviewed. A combination of lecture, case studies, interactive participation and videos will be integrated for a well rounded educational experience. By examining the procedures of the hip, knee and shoulder, clinicians will be educated on the entire process of joint arthroplasty from pre- operative education to post rehabilitation in all settings. We will also explore patient pathologies, understanding the role of pharmacology, the role of education and the rehabilitation role in the interdisciplinary treatment team. Finally participants will leave with a plethora of treatment ideas as well as outcome tools to improve existing protocols.

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  1. Adapt the latest treatment techniques for working with patients who have had a total joint replacement in any treatment setting.
  2. Analyze the latest advances and technology in total joint arthroplasty.
  3. Explain the differences in the treatment of patients with total joint arthroplasty in the acute care environment and other environments.
  4. Analyze the surgical considerations and options available for joint arthroplasty.
  5. Judge post-operative precautions/restrictions following THA, TKA, TSA.
  6. Integrate functional evaluation tools.
  7. Analyze the aspects of total joint surgery for hips, knees and shoulders and the impact on rehabilitation.
  8. Design multidisciplinary care plans and their impact on patient care.
  9. Propose rehabilitation programs for speci c joint arthroplasty procedures.
  10. Critique the stages in medical and surgical management for patients receiving a total joint replacement.
  11. Design an integrated treatment approach for the upper and lower extremity status-post fracture with or without repair.
  12. Formulate and review the rationale for rehabilitation protocols following total joint replacement.
  13. Recommend evidence-based treatment interventions for total joint replacement.
  14. Incorporate these principles into working with the interdisciplinary team in all stages of patient management.

A certificate of attendance for 20 contact hours of educational activity (20 CEUs or 2.0 CEUs depending on how your Practice Act determines CEUs in your state) will be awarded to registrants upon completion of the seminar. Great Seminars and Books is an Approved CE Provider for PTs and PTAs in DC, NY, KY, IL, NC and TX. Approved for PTs and PTAs in CA, AR, ID, MI, IN, OH, TN, MS, PA and MD for 20 Clinical Contact Hours. This 20 contact hour course meets the guidelines of the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy for an acceptable continuing education activity. This course is approved by the Florida PT Association for 24 continuing education hours. This course has been approved by the Nevada Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 renewal units (15 CCUs) and 2.1 total units of continuing education; Unit type is Clinical. Our courses also meet the guidelines for approval in PA, MI, CO, CT, AL, GA, IN, WI, WY, VA, AZ, DE, NH, OR, RI, AL, UT and MO. Courses are accepted for CEUs in NE, ID, MT, WA, CT, IA, and ND. If you do not see your state listed, please give our office a call. GREAT Seminars is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #5363. Your tuition is tax deductible. Any reference to or mention of state rules or regulations concerning continuing education requirements are true and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of print. If you have questions, please contact your board or regulating body.

Day 1

7:30 – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)

  • Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Surgical Approaches
  • Precautions
  • Analgesia
  • Components
  • Video

10:30 – Break

10:45 – Total Knee Arthroplasty Rehabilitation

  • Goals for Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Program
  • Tests and Measures
  • Acute Care
    • Challenges and Complications
      • Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty
      • Flexion Contractures
      • Extensor mechanism repair
      • TKA Resection
    • Discharge Disposition
      • Home
      • Outpatient
      • Acute Rehab
      • Skilled Nursing (SNF)
    • Outcome Measures

12:30 – Working Lunch (on your own) Protocol Review

1:30 – Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA)

  • Anatomy & Biomechanics of the Hip Joint
  • Surgical Approaches/Options
    • Hip Resurfacing
  • Precautions
  • Analgesia
  • Components
  • THA Surgical Videos

3:30 – Break

3:45 – Total Hip Arthroplasty Rehabilitation


  • Goals for Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Program
  • Tests and Measures
  • Acute Care
    • Challenges and Complications
      • Intraop Fracture
      • Bilateral Hip Arthroplasty
      • Trochanter Precautions
      • Hip Resection
      • Hip Revision
    • Disposition
      • Home
      • Outpatient
      • Acute Rehab
      • Skilled Nursing (SNF)

6:00 – Questions and Answers

6:30 – Adjourn

 

DAY 2

7:30 – Continental Breakfast

8:00 – Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (TSA)

  • Anatomy & Biomechanics of the Shoulder Joint
  • Surgical Approaches/Options
    • Total Shoulder
    • Reverse Total Shoulder
  • Precautions
  • Components
  • Analgesia
  • TSA Surgical Videos

10:30 – Break

10:45 – Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Rehabilitation

  • Goals for Rehabilitation
  • Tests and Measures
  • Exercise Program
  • Acute Care
    • Challenges and Complications
      • Frozen shoulder dislocation
      • Home
      • Outpatient
    • Outcome Measures

12:30 – Working Lunch (on your own) Group Discussion

1:30 – Medical Management of the Total Joint Patient

  • Multidisciplinary Team
    • Rehabilitation – PT and OT
    • Anesthesia
    • Case Management
    • MD
    • RN
  • Pharmacology
    • Multimodal Approach
      • IV Meds
      • Opioids
      • Anti-inflammatories
    • Lab Values
      • H/H
      • PT / INR
      • BUN and Creatinine
Other
    • Medical Co-morbidities – Why is the PMHx so
      important?

      • Diabetes – IDDM and NIDDM
      • Obesity
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Practice Patterns
    • Case Studies and Scenarios of the Complex Patient with Total Joint
    • Discussion of obstacles for difficult patients

3:30 – Break

3:45 – Multidisciplinary Planning Development of a Program – Getting the team to work with you

  • Service Lines
  • Clinical Pathways
  • Factors influencing Early Discharge
  • Rapid Recovery / Fast Track Program

5:00 – Examples of Successful Programs

  • HSS
  • Anne Arundel
  • Rush
  • WHHS

6:00 – Questions and Answers

6:30 – Adjourn

Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.



For Mail/Email/Fax registrations, click here or call us at 877-794-7328.

Note: We cannot take online registrations beginning on the Monday of the week of the seminar. Instead, please call our office at (877) 794-7328 to register so we can ensure there will be a handout at the course for you.


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November 13-14, 2021

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Your Instructor

Alisa Curry, PT, DPT, GTC, GCS, FSOAE