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Please note: the following information is for patients undergoing standard joint arthroplasty (meaning that they will be discharged within 1-2 days of their surgery). If you are undergoing an outpatient arthroplasty, please see our ‘Outpatient Arthroplasty 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.
• 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
• A mask
Your teaching appointment will take place at our Surgical Assessment Centre (Unit 2068). Please call (780) 433 – 3155 and press ‘1’ to get detailed instructions on how to get to our clinic. 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 (this means that if your teaching time is 9:30 AM, check-in will start at 9:20, etc.). You will not be allowed in to the clinic prior to your check-in time so please do not come too early.
You will be required to wear a mask while attending our clinic and it must remain on the entire time you are here. You are not allowed food or drink while inside the clinic, so please make sure to eat and hydrate 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.
This video covers some of the content that you will go over during your teaching appointment and is here for your convenience. Feel free to watch it to prepare for your teaching, as review before your surgery, or share it with family members or friends who are curious as to how they can help you pre- and post-operatively.
Here is the surgical pathway document specific to standard pre-operative teaching:
All other documents can be found on our Teaching Documents page.