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The Total Joint Replacement Patient:
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
6 hr 27 min
Multi-disc DVD recording (6 hours, 46 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions.
PESI HealthCare
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Evaluate the key indications for timing of joint replacement surgery.
  2. Compare treatment options for patients with severe joint pain.
  3. Analyze options for pre-operative education to make multiple learning modalities available to patients.
  4. Examine the necessary rationale for pre-operative testing.
  5. Summarize the Joint Commission SCIP Protocols as related to Total Hip Arthroplasty, Total Knee
  6. Arthroplasty, Hip and Knee Revisions, and Hip Fracture repairs (ORIF).
  7. Assess a multi-modal approach to post-operative pain.
  8. Determine preventive measures for the most significant post-surgical complications that can occur.
  9. Distinguish between the most effective planning strategies for patient success following hospital discharge.
Pre-operative Work-up
  • The pre-operative work-up is a vitally important part of the operative process. Not all patients with arthritis require surgery. Knowing the treatment options allows patients to make informed decisions about their care. Radiology examples will be included for case study discussion.
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bone Cancers
  • Recurrent Infections
  • Acute Injury, Falls, i.e.
Treatment Options
  • Exercise / Physical Therapy
  • Injections
  • Operative Treatments
Pre-operative Planning
  • Understanding the processes that need to take place prior to the surgery will help the patient better prepare for the surgery, allow for less patient anxiety and establish realistic goals and expectations.
  • Pre-operative Testing
  • Pre-operative Clearances
    • Medical
    • Cardiac
    • Pulmonary
    • Other/Individualized
  • Obtaining Consent
  • Pre-operative Education
    • One-to-one education
    • Online education
    • Pre-operative joint classes
Surgical Procedures
  • Fixation
    • Treatment for fractures that do not require joint replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
    • Hip
    • Knee
    • Shoulder
    • Other Joints
      • The elbow, wrist, and ankle can also be replaced, but these surgeries are performed far less frequently. As well, there is currently a disk replacement surgery in study, but it is not yet FDA approved.
  • Megaprosthetic Replacements
    • Replacement of both the joint and a portion of the surrounding bone
  • Joint Revisions
Immediate Post-Operative Care
  • Multi-modal Pain Management
    • Oral vs. IV
    • Nerve blocks
    • Ambulation
    • IV acetaminophen / NSAIDs
    • Intra-operative steroid injection
    • Age-related analgesia
    • Opioid tolerance
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
    • Positioning
    • Movement restrictions
    • Exercises
    • Assistive devices
  • Wound Care / Infection Prevention
    • Dressings
    • Antibiotics
  • VTE Prophylaxis
    • Mechanical
    • Pharmaceutical
  • Joint Commission S.C.I.P. (Surgical Care Improvement Project) Protocols
  • Surgical/Medical Complications
Post-acute Care and Follow-up
  • Discharge Planning
    • Acute Rehab / Skilled Nursing / Home
    • Follow-up appointments
    • Home medications
  • Readmission/complications


Paul M. Levy is a Registered Nurse with certification in Orthopaedic Nursing. Throughout his career, he has specialized in Orthopedics, specifically Total Joint Replacement Surgery, Sports Medicine, and Musculoskeletal Oncology. Paul has worked on post-operative orthopedic units, serving as a staff nurse, charge nurse, preceptor, and mentor.

In Paul's current role as Clinical Education Specialist for Orthopedics and Emergency Medicine at a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he is responsible for staff development and training, coordinates the Geriatric Fracture Program and the Crisis Management Training. In addition to his years of training experienced orthopedic staff, Paul has also developed an "Ortho for Non-ortho Nurses" program to help resource pool, staff, and new orthopedic nurses better understand orthopedic care. He also developed an Orthopedic Reference Guide for nurses to assist staff when orthopedic patients are admitted "off-service."

Paul is committed to his area of expertise. He has spoken at the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses Annual Congress, and other national and local conferences focusing on a variety of orthopedic-related topics, and currently serves as the Chapter President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paul Levy has an employment relationship with UPMD St. Margaret. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Paul Levy is a member of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. He is Chapter President for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. Mr. Levy indicates that he has a bias as an opponent of single payer healthcare delivery.
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