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CE TEST QUESTIONS
Purpose: To present a quality improvement project implemented to help reduce postoperative edema in total knee and hip arthroplasty rehabilitation patients.
Learning Objectives/Outcomes: After completing this continuing education activity, you should be able to:
1. Recall the research data applicable to postoperative edema in total knee and hip arthroplasty rehabilitation patients.
2. Summarize the results of the study of the effectiveness of an education-based quality improvement project for reducing edema following knee and hip arthroplasty.
3. Specify the clinical implications and conclusions of the study.
- Postoperative swelling is common after total hip arthroplasty (THA), especially in the
- lower back.
- Brock et al. (2015) reported that vascular injury and intra-articular bleeding in the surrounding joint tissues postoperatively contribute to
- surgical wound dehiscence.
- patient noncompliance.
- Simon (2014) reported that postoperative patients’ pain and tightness due to wearing compression stockings can be managed by
- removing the stockings while ambulating.
- applying the stockings before getting out of bed in the morning.
- elevating both legs after removing the stockings.
- Results of this study showed a post-education increase of more than 20% in test answer scores related to questions about
- compression stocking application.
- edema measurement.
- limb elevation.
- One of the content areas that showed no improvement in the post-education group was
- medication side effects.
- diuretic indications.
- medical causes.
- After receiving edema education, 37% of the 24 participating patients were able to name how many characteristics of edema or methods to manage edema?
- In terms of edema management, the authors found a statistically significant decrease in the post-education group in
- mild edema.
- documentation of ice.
- documentation of elevation.
- Average post-education scores were still less than 50% in which of the following areas?
- pillow placement
- edema measurement
- signs of pulmonary embolism
- The authors suggested that the reason a significant percentage of the patients was not sufficiently knowledgeable about edema post-education was the post-education group had a higher prevalence of
- The authors suggested that future quality improvement work in this area could benefit from assessing patients’
- stress levels.
- health literacy.
- psychological readiness.