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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 compare the effectiveness of a newly developed mobility technician (MT) model to a traditional physical therapy (PT) model in the early ambulation of total joint replacement (TJR) patients.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Summarize the relevant literature regarding early patient ambulation following TJR and the methodology used for this study.
  2. Explain the results of the study comparing the effectiveness of the MT model with a traditional PT model.
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: ON0920C
Published: Sep/Oct 2020
Expires: 9/2/2022
Required Passing Score: 14/20 (70%)
Authors: Alexa B. Lisevick, BS; Stephanie Kelly, BSN, NE-BC; Michael S. Cremins, PhD, PA-C; Smitha S. Vellanky, MSc; Grace P. McCann, BA; Kathy LeBlanc, RN, BS; Marlo Derla, BSN, RN, ONC; Erica Comerford, BSN, RN, ONC; Sanjay K. Sinha, MD
Specialties: Orthopaedics