Patient care at Longmont United Hospital is exceptional. We begin with becoming a partner with our patients with introductions and education. We believe every patient should have a good understanding of what to expect during and after his or her surgery.
If you are considering total joint surgery, we recommend you attend a joint surgery class. During this class, you will learn what to expect during surgery, recovery and rehabilitation. A representative of each discipline, therapy, nutrition, nursing, and care coordination, will be at the class to greet you and begin your care by building a relationship.
You will meet with a Day Surgery Nurse two days prior to your scheduled surgery to review the procedure, your medical records, and answer any questions. At Longmont United Hospital, we want a complete picture of who you are and any special needs.
On surgery day, we introduce you to your surgery nurse and the anesthesiologist. They will explain the procedure to you, allowing you the opportunity to ask any questions.
If you stay at the hospital, the Orthopedic Nurse along with the help of the Care Coordinator will be proactive in assuring you receive excellent care. Your Care Coordinator will complete a baseline assessment of your health care needs. If you need support at home, have stairs, need equipment, or anything else, it will be assessed at this time, then followed up to ensure you are ready to go home. Care Coordinators communicate between the multi-disciplinary team of therapists and different physicians until they are confident your care is excellent. The Nurses and Care Coordinators are your champions in providing the exceptional level of care you need for a smooth recovery.