It is important to the success of your surgery that you are prepared to meet the goals and challenges of the journey ahead. Harrison’s Passport Program was designed to ensure you get top-quality education and support before and after surgery. A new world awaits, and we’ll help you get there!
What to expect Your in-depth education begins immediately after you schedule your surgery, when you and your surgeon review your current health status and risk factors. You will then begin meeting with our specialized care team as they help prepare you (and your home) for surgery and beyond.
After surgery, you will transfer to the orthopaedic nursing unit, where you will receive a passport specific to your joint replacement needs. This passport will guide you through the important goals and milestones related to your care, including anti-coagulant therapy, bowel care, pain management, rehabilitation, dietary goals, and discharge preparation. Throughout your stay your clinical team will stamp your passport as your reach your various milestones.
A team of specially trained or certified orthopaedic nurses, technicians, and rehabilitation therapists will provide you with the care and support you need every step of the way. You are also encouraged to choose a traveling partner, such as a family member or fr iend, to journey with you and help you meet your goals, making your recovery at home or in a nursing facility more successful.
Once you and your physician have decided joint replacement surgery is right for you, the next step is to attend one of our free seminars to learn more about the procedures. Call 360-744-6695 for dates and times.
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