Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Current Evidence and Best Practice in the Nursing Management of Patients Undergoing Joint Replacement Surgery

This programme provides registered nurses with evidence based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of the management of a patient undergoing joint replacement surgery. Current evidence will be explored to support nurses in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to recognising and preventing complications associated with joint replacement surgery.

Programme duration 6 hours
Entry requirements Registered nurses and midwives
Accreditation
  • Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, RCSI Continuing Nursing & Midwifery Education Units: 6 CNMEUs
  • Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) Continuing Education Units: 6 CEU
Assessment No
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Programme contact

Ms Catherine Clune Mulvaney, Operations & Education Manager, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Fee

Programme aims

  • To provide registered nurses and midwives with up-to-date, evidenced based knowledge to critically develop nurses’ theoretical and practical understanding of the management of the patient undergoing joint replacement surgery.
  • To support registered nurses and midwives in enhancing their confidence, skills and competences, with regard to recognising and preventing complications associated with joint replacement surgery and to recognise the importance of rehabilitation post-surgery.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this CPD programme, participants will be able to:

  • Critically discuss pre-existing conditions leading to joint replacement and the goals of joint replacement surgery.
  • Critically discuss the role of the pre-assessment clinic for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.
  • Critically discuss the pre and post-operative nursing management of the patient undergoing joint replacement surgery.
  • Recognise complications post joint surgery and critically discuss the prevention and management of such complications.
  • Critically discuss the importance of pain and wound management post joint replacement surgery.
  • Critically discuss the importance of rehabilitation post joint replacement surgery.
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