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Joint Replacement Education Class

Are you having your hip or knee replaced?

Lowell General Hospital would like to invite you and your support person to our Joint Replacement Education Class. This monthly education class is presented by staff at Lowell General Hospital including post operative nurses, physical therapists, and nurse case managers. In this class, you and your support person will learn about:

  • What to do before your surgery, including information on pre-screening appointments
  • The day of your surgery such as where you will go and what family and visitors should do while you are in surgery
  • Step-by-step explanation of what happens from when you are in the holding room through the post anesthesia care unit (PACU)
  • What happens during your recovery including hand hygiene, pain management, breathing, circulation, and sequential boots
  • How to prevent falls
  • Inpatient rehabilitation incorporating both physical and occupational therapy and precautions you will need to take
  • Planning tools for case management and discharge planning, in particular providing information on understanding the difference between inpatient rehabilitation and home care with a visiting nurse and knowing which the best fit is for you! 

Class meets monthly, on Mondays from 4:00-5:00pm in Hanchett Auditorium at Lowell General Hospital's Main Campus.

  • April 7, 2014
  • May 5th
  • June 2nd
  • July 7th
  • August 4th
  • September 1st 
Public Fee: FREE

REGISTER ONLINE

To register by phone, call 877-LGH-WELL (877-544-9355).

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