Joint Adventures: The Path to Total Knee Replacement

Marilyn Loy Turner, RN

 

Overview:

One of the body’s most used and abused joints, the knee distributes a person’s weight with each step. Not surprisingly the knee is highly vulnerable to injury. Today, knee replacement surgery is the most common joint surgery performed.

Purpose/Goal: To enhance nurses’ ability to care for patients undergoing total knee replacement (TKR).


Objectives:

1. Identify medical and surgical options for managing knee pain.
2. Describe preoperative and postoperative nursing care for the patient undergoing TKR.
3. Discuss the educational needs of patients undergoing TKR.


Author:

Marilyn Loy Turner, RN, is a charge nurse at Cumberland Valley Manor in Burkesville, Kentucky. She has written health-related articles for various periodicals.

The planners and author of this CNE activity have disclosed no financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.


Contact Hours: 1.6

Expiration Date: 6/30/2014

 

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