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Nurs Clin North Am. 2000 Jun;35(2):405-15.

Interdisciplinary approach to a total knee replacement program.

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  • 1Orthopedic/Renal Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Center for Advanced Nursing Practice, BryanLGH Medical Center, Lincoln, NE, USA.


An orthopedic clinical nurse specialist facilitated an interdisciplinary evaluation, design, and implementation of best practice initiatives for the total knee replacement patient population using the Center for Advanced Nursing Practice's Evidence-Based Practice Model. The interdisciplinary team approach enhanced the total joint program by achieving positive patient outcomes, demonstrating financial stewardship of resources, and facilitating inter- and intradisciplinary communication.

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