Joint Replacement Education Program

Joint Replacement Pre-Operative Class

Evangelical Community Hospital holds a special class for patients scheduled for total joint surgery. The Total Joint Team Leader will schedule this class for you 2-3 weeks before surgery.

Members of the team will be there to answer your questions and to give you a tour of the Joint Replacement Program. We strongly recommend that you bring a friend or family member with you to act as your coach. The coach's role will be reviewed during class.

The outline of the class follows below:

  • Informative presentation slides
  • What to expect throughout your stay
  • Role of the coach
  • Meet the team
  • Learn your breathing exercises
  • Review your pre-op exercises
  • Learn about joint protection and assistive devices
  • Discharge planning questions and answers
After the class, you will feel confident about your procedure and able to begin active participation in a successful surgery and recovery.