{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} The Impact of Preoperative Education on Patients Undergoing Elective Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: The Relationship Between Patient Education and Psychosocial Factors

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This article has been approved by the Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board for Category A credit toward recertification as an ONC.

Purpose of Activity

To present the details of a descriptive study conducted to determine the impact of an education program on patients' anxiety, expectations, and preparedness before undergoing elective total knee or hip arthroplasty.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Summarize the authors' goals and purpose for conducting this study.
  2. Outline the authors' methods, findings and any implications for practice derived from this study.
Price: $15.00


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Test Code: ON0720A
Published: Jul/Aug 2020
Expires: 9/2/2022
Required Passing Score: 14/19 (73%)
Authors: Julie L. Giardina, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; Katrina Embrey, DNS, RN; Kathy Morris, EdD, RN; Helen M. Taggart, PhD, RN;
Specialties: Orthopaedics