Because of advancements in medical technology, the length of the hospital stay for joint replacement patients has decreased to an average of two to three nights. To make sure the patient and family members are fully prepared for the surgery, and know what to expect both before and after, Baptist offers a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary patient education program before surgery takes place.
Both the patient and his or her selected "coach" participate in the program. The class is held at Baptist and is presented by a Joint Care Coordinator, Physical Therapist, and Registered Nurses, all of whom are experienced in joint replacement care. The class is free of charge and limited in size for better patient learning.
The topics discussed are pre-operative planning, surgery, the hospital stay, rehabilitation expectations, and discharge planning options. Each patient who attends the class receives a comprehensive orientation notebook that serves as an excellent resource before surgery and during the rehabilitation period.
The orientation class is reserved for people who have a joint replacement surgery scheduled at Baptist Medical Center. Online registration, which is available up to three days prior to each class, is required. Please register yourself and your selected "coach." A valid email address is required for online registration. If you do not have a valid email address, you may register by calling 601-948-6262. Please bring your Guide Book to class.Location:Baptist for Women, Conference Room1225 North State StreetJackson, MS 39202Parking is available in the Baptist for Women parking lot.
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If you are unable to attend class, you may view our patient education video in the video player below.
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