Donald Williams: Interdisciplinary Pain Management: Older Adult Right Total Knee Arthroplasty

Category: Interdisciplinary Pain Management

The goal of this course is to provide an interactive learning experience about an older gentleman, Donald Williams, who had a total knee arthroplasty.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course is public health professional, healthcare providers, and pre-licensure students in the fields of medicine, nursing, physical and occupational therapy, pharmacy, and social services.

Interdisciplinary care coordination plays an integral role in post total knee arthroplasty case management. The healthcare team may have similar areas for assessment such as pain assessment, pain impact, safety assessment or home exercise program. Each discipline will evaluate the information to address different aspects of care patient care and discipline specific patient centered goals.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the pain healing process and expectations of pain during functional activities and activities of daily living for an older adult post knee arthroplasty living alone.
  • Apply a risk/benefit analysis for treatment in an older adult post knee arthroplasty living alone with acute on chronic pain.
  • Utilize health promotion and self-management strategies for management of pain in an older adult post knee arthroplasty living alone.

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Domain 4: Cultural Competency Skills
  • 4A1.Describes the concept of diversity as it applies to individuals and populations (e.g., language, culture, values, socioeconomic status, geography, education, race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, profession, religious affiliation, mental and physical abilities, historical experiences).

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

  • Keela Herr, PhD, RN, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN
  • Kathleen Sluka, PhD, PT
  • Dana Dailey, PhD, PT (Lead Case Developer)
  • Linda Hand, PhD
  • Valerie Keffala, PhD
  • Barbara St. Marie, PhD, ANP, GNP
  • Sara Sanders, PhD, MSW
  • John Swegle, PharmD
  • Nicolas Noiseux, MD, MS, FRCSC

Technical requirements

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

Creation date: November 11, 2017

Update date: August 22, 2018

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