About the Class
Free Hip and Knee Replacement Classes at Intermountain Healthcare
It’s natural to have questions and concerns before you have a knee or hip replacement surgery. That’s why Intermountain offers a free informational class where you will learn important concepts and tips to make your surgery and recovery as smooth as possible. Classes are taught by nurses that are specialized in knee and hip replacement surgery.
This class focuses on what you need to know about:
- Preparing for your surgery
- What to expect during your hospital stay
- What is involved in the surgery
- Preventing complications
- Managing pain
- Physical therapy expectations
- Planning for a safe recovery at home
Patients that are scheduled to have a knee or hip replacement surgery are strongly encouraged to attend this class with their caregiver that will be helping them at home following surgery.
Please bring a pen or pencil to take notes, and the educational booklet Your Guide to Joint Replacement (you may have received this from your surgeon's office).
Class length is about an hour.
You only need to register for one class session.
It is recommended that you attend a class at the hospital or facility in which you plan to have your surgery.
Online- class participants meet online using virtual platforms (Webex or Teams). You will need access to a device with a webcam in order to participate in this class. Prior to the class you will be emailed instructions on how to access and participate in the online class and how to obtain class materials and resources. This is a group class. These classes are live and will not be recorded.
In-person - classes are held at various Intermountain Healthcare locations statewide. This is a group class. Due to COVID-19, all in-person class participants are to follow social distancing guidelines and are required to wear a mask throughout the entire presentation.