Live Webinar - Applying Innovation to Health Care Delivery for Orthopaedic Patients; A Premier Center for Outpatient Surgery

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm CST

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  • Julie Carrick, BSN, RN, ONC

  • Sarah Roberts, RN, BSN, ONC

  • Jenny Laski, RN, BSN

  • Katelyn Nishimoto RN, BSN, CMSRN


Target Audience: Nurses with different roles in the healthcare continuum who provide care to orthopaedic surgical patients in various settings and surgery-specific patient populations


Category/Sub-Category: Clinical Practice/Surgery, Outpatient ACS, Complications


Learner Outcomes: Identify and adopt strategies and practices that enhance patient outcomes and the patient experience and bring value to orthopaedic surgery patients and other stakeholders.


Description:  Prior to 1970, all surgeries were performed in hospitals and were associated with long lengths of stay and high costs. Improved surgical techniques, along with the desire to reduce the costs of simple surgeries in hospitals, have led to the development of alternative settings, such as outpatient or ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Several surgical cases once considered to be inpatient-only have migrated to ASCs, with well-documented high rates of patient satisfaction, good outcomes, and cost savings.

Currently, outpatient total knee replacements and total hip replacements are expected to increase by 457 percent and 633 percent, respectively, in the next decade. Healthcare analytics predict that only 3 percent of the next decade’s growth in total joint replacement surgery will take place in inpatient settings.  Cost benefits have become noticeable. The result is an annual cost savings to Medicare and its beneficiaries of $2.6 billion. In addition, a review of commercial claims found that ASCs reduce U.S. healthcare costs by $38 billion each year.

For these obvious reasons, patients, providers, employers, insurers and many other stakeholders are very interested in finding ways to safely migrate procedures to ASCs. If only it were as easy as it sounds.  Pioneers into the ASC field initially found challenges on many fronts. Over time, many have been addressed, with a continued movement to transition from the hospital setting to the ASC or a similar model. In this webinar, the presenters will share their journey and transition that ultimately resulted in a Premier Center of Excellence designation for the Oregon Surgical Institute.


Education Outcome: At least 50% of participants will report that the session provided information that would cause change(s) in the clinical setting and/or professional environment

1.25 Category A Contact Hours

Conflict of Interest:  No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity.

Fee: Each of the three webinars in the NAON ASC webinar series is free to everyone.


Contact Hours for this webinar will expire by October 12, 2024.


Instructions: After the webinar, the participant will complete the evaluation and post-test in the Online Education Center. Once the evaluation and post-tests are completed, the participant will be able to access the certificate.

To gain the continuing professional development contact hours offered for this webinar, the participant must view the entire webinar, complete an online post-test, and online evaluation. Only after these requirements are completed will a certificate will be issued.


Contact hours are available for all 2022 Member Benefit Webinars in either the live event or the recorded viewing.


The National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Group Viewing

To view the webinar as a group, all members of your group must be registered through the NAON website at the "Register Online" link above. Each person in the group must pay the applicable rate, if it applies. A participant list does not need to be submitted to NAON as all participants who register at the link above will have access to the evaluation.


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If you have any questions, please call NAON at 800.289.6266 or e-mail naon@orthonurse.org.

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