Outpatient Arthroplasty
Pre-Operative Teaching

About Outpatient Arthroplasty
Pre-Operative Teaching

Please note: the following information is for patients undergoing an outpatient arthroplasty (meaning that they will be discharged the same day as their surgery). If you are undergoing a standard joint arthroplasty, please see our ‘Standard Pre-Operative Teaching’ page. The instructions are different so please make sure you are on the correct page.

You will be brought in to our clinic for pre-operative teaching prior to your surgery. This teaching appointment takes 2-3 hours total and during it you will meet with the internal medicine doctor, Allied Health team and your case manager. You also be trained in crutch-walking while you are here.


What you need to bring to your appointment

Your crutches. You will not be allowed to attend your appointment if you forget these.

• Your pre-operative teaching booklet (if you have already been given one)

• Your photo ID and Alberta Health Care card

• Your completed ECG (if this has not already been given to your Case Manager)

• A pen and paper to take notes as needed

Appointment Details

Your teaching appointment will take place at our Surgical Assessment Centre (Unit 2068). Please use entrance ‘B’ or ‘D’ to use the escalator. our clinic will be your right. If you require an elevator you can use entrance ‘C’ by the Walmart or entrance F by going to the second level of the parkade. Make sure that your bloodwork is completed before your teaching appointment. Bring a copy of your ECG if you were given one by the lab. Your teaching check-in will start 10 minutes prior to your appointment.

If you have questions regarding your teaching appointment, please contact your surgical team. If you don’t have their number on hand, please find them here.

EBJC Outpatient Pre-Operative Teaching Video

Please watch this video prior to your teaching appointment. You can also feel free to review it prior to your surgery or share it with family members or friends who are curious as to how they can help you pre- and post-operatively.

Lost your teaching documents or would like to send
a copy to family or friends who will be assisting you?

Here is the Surgical Pathway document specific to outpatient arthroplasty teaching:

All other documents can be found on our Teaching Documents page.