Journal Club: from Journal of Arthroplasty
These materials are intended only for those that attend the live activity on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
Outpatient joint replacement surgery is considered by many to be safe, convenient and cost effective across an ever-widening array of procedures. This delivery model has the potential to increase patient comfort and satisfaction, while improving efficiency and reducing health care costs.
These monthly activities will review best practices for outpatient joint replacement protocols and procedures. They will focus on a model that enables improved access to high-quality care at lower costs with the goals of improving surgical care, mitigating risks and barriers to enable rapid discharge, and achieving high-quality patient outcomes.
This activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and Surgical Center of Greensboro.
There was no commercial support received for this activity.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of anesthesiologists, PAs and physicians who have an interest in outpatient surgical care.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe modifiable risk factors that are associated with delayed discharge following total knee replacement.
- Discuss complications in high risk patients undergoing primary total knee or total hip arthroplasty.
- Compare patient outcomes with hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers following total joint replacement surgery.
- Review best practices for outpatient joint replacement protocols and procedures.
This one-hour live activity will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2020, starting at 6:30 a.m. EST at the Surgical Center of Greensboro. This month's topic is "Journal Club: from Journal of Arthroplasty."
Frank V. Aluisio, MD
About the presenter
Frank V. Aluisio, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee. He was raised in New Hyde Park, NY, and received his BA and MD degrees from Emory University. Dr Aluisio did his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center, and then completed the Otto Aufranc Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Aluisio has been in orthopaedic practice with Greensboro Orthopaedics since 1998, specializing in complex primary and revision joint replacements of the hip and knee. He has presented his research at multiple state, regional and national meetings and has been an instructor of numerous surgical courses. Dr. Aluisio has also held several leadership positions in orthopaedics, including president of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Society and representative on the Board of Councilors for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His current practice focus is on outpatient hip and knee replacement and on developing physician-driven bundled-payment programs for arthroplasty procedures.
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
Frank J. Rowan, MD
Guilford Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center Division
Southeastern Orthopaedic Specialists
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Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
Dr. Rowan has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships.
Dr. Aluisio has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by OptumHealth Education and Surgical Center of Greensboro. OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit designation statements
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The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
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- 1.00 AMA
- 1.00 Attendance
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