RAPID REOVERY JOINT REPLACEMENT PROGRAM AT MEDSTAR
RAPID REOVERY JOINT REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
Medstar Hospital offers a unique approach - our Rapid Recovery Program -- to prepare and Care For patients who are undergoing total joint/partial replacement surgery. The Rapid Recovery Program is a team approach. it includes your surgeon and healthcare team. A Specialty Care Coordinator and you.
Most patients who have undergone Joint replacement surgery at Medstar Hospital have been Managed through our Rapid Recovery Program. Patients who become active partners in their Own care achieve better outcome. By participating in the Rapid Recovery Program. Patients Experience:
Shorter hospital stays
Lower infection rates
Shorter recovery with early return to activity
How Does The Rapid Recovery Program Work?
Your surgeon and healthcare team evaluate and address your individual needs and develop a Customized care plan.
A Specialty Care Coordinator/counsellor will work with you to help you prepare for surgery. Ensure your plan of care is completed and, if necessary, assist with your discharge and follow-up care. This care giver will be a key contact for you and your family before, during. and after your surgery and hospital stay. Before your surgery. your Specialty Care Coordinator/Counsellor will contact you.
Pre-Operative Total Joint Education Class
The Rapid Recovery Program begins with an educational class for you and the individuals who will be assisting you through your surgical preparation and recovery.
You are required to attend an educational class before your surgery. Please review this Total Joint Replacement Guide before attending the class and bring it with you to class. During class you will receive useful information about your surgery and recovery. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions. A schedule of total joint classes is available online at www.medstarhospitaI.co.in or with your counselor.