Nurses, physicians, physical therapists and pharmacists work together to reduce the amount of time patients getting hip and knee replacements spend in the hospital after surgery.
What Got Results
- Coming together from various departments (orthopedics, physical therapy, pharmacy) to teach a class for patients about what to expect before, during and after surgery
- Rounding on patients in interdisciplinary teams
- Making discharge calls and leveraging home health nurses as the bridge between hospital and home
of patients without complications were discharged within a day of surgery.