Journal Club: from Journal of Arthroplasty (May 2019)

Greensboro, NC US
May 8, 2019

These materials are intended only for those that attend the live activity on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Activity description
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.

Provided by
This activity is jointly provided by OptumHealth Education and Surgical Center of Greensboro.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of anesthesiologists, PAs and physicians who have an interest in outpatient surgical care.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the articles from JB&JS (The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery) and Journal of Arthroplasty that have been provided.
  2. Review the Aspirin articles and discuss the change in venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis policy for total joint arthroplasty (TJA).
  3. Examine the use of a 90-day readmission risk calculator for patient stratification.
  4. Analyze the efficacy of total hip arthroplasty (THA) for active elderly patients with femoral neck fracture.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
05/08/2019 - 6:30am EDT
Event ends: 
05/08/2019 - 7:30am EDT
Surgical Center of Greensboro
705 Green Valley Road
Greensboro, NC 27408
United States

This one-hour live activity will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2019, starting at 6:30 a.m. EDT at the Surgical Center of Greensboro. This month's topic is "Journal Club: from Journal of Arthroplasty."

Frank J. Rowan, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Guilford Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center Division
Southeastern Orthopaedic Specialists
Greensboro, NC

About the presenter

Dr. Frank Rowan is a native of the St. Petersburg, Fla. region. Having joined the Guilford Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in 1993, he brings an enriched training history to the practice.
The experiences as an F-16 flight surgeon in the United States Air Force (USAF) combined with his extensive orthopaedic training in adult reconstructive surgical techniques have allowed Dr. Rowan to be one of the most respected surgeons in the Greater Triad Region. Dr. Rowan is a competent and knowledgeable physician when it comes to occupational and cumulative trauma work-related injuries, addressing the specific nature, severity and physical demands of work-related injuries.  
Dr. Rowan has served as team physician for Ragsdale High School for thirteen years while offering quality medical care to athletes of all competitive levels of sport including North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro Black Belt Academy, and Tumblebees Ultimate Gym. In addition to these areas of service, Dr. Rowan has participated as a clinical instructor of PA students from Wake Forest University and nursing students from Cone Hospital.

Activity planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Frank J. Rowan, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Guilford Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center Division
Southeastern Orthopaedic Specialists
Greensboro, NC

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education requires all those in the control of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services relate to the activity content.

OptumHealth Education ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
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.

Accreditation statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn 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

OptumHealth Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

AAPC-certified coders
AAPC will honor 1-for-1 CEUs for any live event offering CME credit or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. A certificate of attendance or completion is necessary to show participation. The certificate will give the total CMEs possible for the offering. Physicians are advised to claim only the actual hours that they were present during the education. We ask that AAPC-certified members abide by this request also. One hour of instruction is worth 1 CEU.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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