Evidence-based Clinical Care: Complete Joint Replacement

This course provides evidence-based data supporting the standardization of care throughout Baptist Health for complete joint replacements. Included in this course are treatment algorithms, physician resources and the new quality metrics by which all medical staff will be evaluated.

Evidence-based Clinical Care (EBCC) Note: Physicians should bookmark this course to access all protocols, pathways, policies and procedures at your convenience via your CME Portal account. All algorithms will be available on CERNER. 

Target Audience

Orthopedists and Sports Medicine Specialists.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement standardization and explain the necessity for the creation of a clinical pathway for total joint replacement patients based on current, evidence-based best practices.
  • Utilize the current guidelines for pre- and postoperative treatment of the elective total joint replacement patient and total joint replacement power plan for all patients with elective total joint arthroplasty. 
  • Recognize the significance of Care C2 metrics monitoring as it relates to decreasing clinical variation.
  • Employ standards for preoperative preparation of the patient along with perioperative efficiency enhancements and postoperative protocols for best outcomes.
  • Initiate aspirin anticoagulation therapy for low-risk patients.
Additional information
  • Marie D. Westby et al. Expert Consensus on Best Practices for Post–Acute Rehabilitation After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: A Canada and United States Delphi Study. Arthritis Care & Research. 2014;Vol. 66, No. 3, March 2014, pp 411–423.
  • Pua YH and Ong PH. Association of early ambulation with length of stay and costs in total knee arthroplasty: retrospective cohort study. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2014: 93(11):962-70.
  • Tayrose G;  Newman D;  Slover J;  Jaffe F;  Hunter T;  Bosco J 3rd. Rapid mobilization decreases length-of-stay in joint replacement patients. Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Disease. 2013; 71(3):222-6, 2013.

How to save power plans (EBCC order sets) to your favorites on CERNER? Click here to access video tutorial.​

Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Alexander van der Ven, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon 
Baptist, South Miami, Doctors and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals 

Alexander van der Ven, M.D., faculty of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Mark Hauser, M.D., conference director of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship to disclose with ineligible companies.*

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.  

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
Please login or register for a Baptist Health CME account to take this course.

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