What is a Nurse Navigator?
When you schedule your joint replacement surgery, an orthopedic nurse navigator will be assigned to you to provide care and guidance before, during and after your joint replacement.
Your navigator’s role is to help you understand your care from the moment of diagnosis to treatment and recovery. Working directly with the patient, the navigator serves as a personal guide to joint replacement care.
Below is a list of just a few services your nurse navigator provides:
- Home assessment for safety and mobility needs
- Pre-operative education
- Greet you upon your arrival the morning of your surgery, visits throughout your stay and check-in phone calls when you get home.
- If needed, your navigator can also assess emotional, spiritual and financial needs and connect patients with the required assistance.
- Sleep changes