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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 provide information about polypharmacy, with emphasis on how nurse practitioners can promote medication safety during the orthopaedic surgery postoperative period.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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

  1. Analyze the scope of the problem of polypharmacy in patients who undergo elective orthopaedic surgery.
  2. Select assessment and intervention strategies to address polypharmacy in patients following orthopaedic surgery.
Price: $10.00


  • ANCC 1.0 CH
  • DC - BON 1.0 CH
  • FL - BON 1.0 CH
  • GA - BON 1.0 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: ON0920A
Published: Sep/Oct 2020
Expires: 9/2/2022
Required Passing Score: 12/15 (80%)
Authors: Jessica N. Pelkowski, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC
Categories: Drug Therapy , Orthopaedics
Topics: Polypharmacy