In this course we discuss the basics of working with people who have knee and/or hip replacements. The course begins by reviewing the anatomy of the knee and hip, continues with a review of the basic process of knee and hip replacements and overviews the usual post-operative course for each. We then discuss common considerations, precautions and contraindications. After this course you will have gained the knowledge to apply the tools you already have in your toolbox safely and effectively with people who have had a knee replacement, hip replacement or both.
By the end of this course participants will:
1. Review in detail the anatomy of the hip
2. Understand the basic process of a primary total hip replacement
3. Review in detail the anatomy of the knee
4. Understand the basic process of a primary knee replacement
5. Understand and be able to put into practice basic precautions for working with hip replacement clients/patients
6. Understand and be able to put into practice precautions for working with knee replacement clients/patients
7. Be able to identify the usual basic postoperative course of a total knee replacement.
8. Be able to identify the usual basic postoperative course of a total hip replacement.
9. Know the common concerns with knee replacements and be able to use their clinical skill to assist patients in recovering from the surgery and reaching their full potential.
Date: June 3, 2017
Time 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Instructor: Michelle Thomas, PA-C, MPH, LAc, LMT (4 CEUs)
$135.00 by 5/22 $155.00 after