Bobette discusses how the staff at McKee Medical Center prepared her for hip replacement surgery.
What I’d like to talk to you about is with the way things that were set up, the joint replacement class, the visit to the admitting nurse, and the things that were done ahead of time that prepared me for this procedure, all of which were extremely helpful.
Kendra Davis did the joint replacement class and we were given all kinds of information of what we would need to have in the home for when we came home, what we could expect, the way that our stay would probably proceed, and where to go to get the things that we needed. It came with a book with addresses, telephone numbers, all the information that we needed to have our home in readiness for me to actually come home from the hospital.
The next person I saw was the lady who draws the blood that you donate and she was so much fun and delightful and I had a little problem donating the blood. It took several, I think three trips to do this and she and I became really good friends so that when she appeared at 3 o’clock at night I wasn’t too surprised to see her. She had warned me that that’s when she would be coming and so then I visited Barbara, the admitting nurse, and she took extra time with me because basically I have additional problems besides orthopedic and she took time to address those problems and what I could expect to have addressed in my stay at the hospital.
The attention that I got from the various staff members with whom I interfaced made me feel confident, it alleviated any fears that I might have had and so that the day I came to the hospital I felt prepared and confident and relaxed.
Conditions: Osteoporosis, Hip Pain
Related Terms: Hip Replacement, Hip Surgery, Cemented Hip, Hip Replacement Physical Therapy, Hip Replacement Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics
Health Care Provider: Banner Health, McKee Medical Center, Banner McKee Medical Center
Location: Northern Colorado, North Colorado, Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland, Colorado, Co, 80538
Expert: Dr. Mark McFerran, Mark McFerran, M.D., Doctor McFerran