Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse
Dr. John Chovan and Dr. Sue Butz
prophylactic, patient education, arthroplasty, infection, quality of care
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Surgical site infections continue to be a leading cause of postoperative complications in hospitals across the nation. Although much progress has been made in preventing postoperative infections, it continues to be cost intensive within the medical institution. It also reduces patient satisfaction and quality of life. The majority of joint replacement surgeries are considered to be elective, which provides an opportunity to plan ahead to provide education to the patient and make other necessary changes to ensure high quality care is provided at all times. Each phase of surgery has the potential to greatly impact the desired outcome and improve patient satisfaction.
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