Orthopaedic Enhanced Recovery Pathway 2014

27-11-2014
The Wesley Hospital is pleased to announce the launch of the Orthopaedic Enhanced Recovery Pathway, a new pathway designed to enhance the care of patients undergoing elective total knee and hip arthroplasty.

The Wesley Hospital is pleased to announce the launch of the Orthopaedic Enhanced Recovery Pathway, a new pathway designed to enhance the care of patients undergoing elective total knee and hip arthroplasty.

 The pathway aims to

  • Reduce (or minimise the effect of) post operative complications
  • Shorten length of stay and allow patients to return home earlier
  • Improve patient outcome and confidence at discharge.

 

The pathway involves

  • Enhanced Pre-admission assessment by the multidisciplinary team including Physician, Dietitian, Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Physiotherapy input
  • Enhanced Preoperative management including Pre-habilitation and participation in the Wesley Joint School.
  • Identification of a “personal coach” for support post operatively
  • Early mobilisation
  • Support for rural and remote patients.
  • Enhanced discharge planning.

 The Wesley’s Pre-Admission Clinic will play a significant role preparing patients for surgery, providing information about procedures and a practical discharge plan for when the patient returns home, including home modifications and referrals to follow-up services such as day rehabilitation or rehabilitation-in-the-home.

 For further information regarding the Orthopaedic Enhanced Recovery Pathway, please contact Ross Ferguson on 0427 027 324 or the Pre-Admission Clinic on 3232 7000.