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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 describe the nursing care for a patient undergoing a direct anterior approach (DAA) to hip arthroplasty.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

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

  1. Compare patient outcomes of DAA to traditional approaches to total hip arthroplasty (THA).
  2. Outline nursing interventions for patients undergoing DAA in the pre- and intra-operative periods.
  3. Discuss components of patient care and patient education in the post-operative period.
Price: $15.00


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

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 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 Williams & Wilkins 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. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Test Code: ON0317C
Published: Mar/Apr 2017
Expires: 3/5/2021
Passing Score: 14/20 (70%)
Authors: Candy Mori, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, ONC; Danny Hageman, BSN, RN, CNOR, RNFA; Katie Zimmerly, RN, CNOR, RNFA
Categories: Orthopaedics
Specialties: Orthopaedics