At Parker Adventist Hospital, we understand how important it is to be well informed and learn about your surgical experience in advance. Each week an interactive Joint Replacement Class is offered in our hospital. This class will give you the facts to be fully prepared and have the opportunity to voice questions about the surgery, hospital stay and expectations. Peer support, meeting our staff and viewing the hospital services are great benefits also gained from the class setting.
Topics covered include:
- Preparing your body, home and mind for the surgical experience
- Expected hospital experiences
- Family support and amenities
- Choices for help toward a smooth recovery
- Your role in surgery and recovery process
- Exercises to develop muscle strength
The class is taught by an orthopedic specialized registered nurse with experience in joint replacement at Parker Adventist Hospital. In collaboration with the Parker Adventist Center for Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, a physical therapist will provide instruction in exercises and review the course of therapy that will take place during and after hospitalization.
It is recommended that all first-time patients and patients who have not had replacement surgery at Parker Adventist Hospital attend the Joint Replacement Class. Your surgeon's office staff will coordinate class attendance with pre-admission testing. Or, you may schedule a class by calling the Joint Program Clinical Nurse Manager at 720-809-8848.