80 percent of patients are discharged home the same  day after Orthopedic surgery. Studies show that patients recover quickly and more effectively at home than in the hospital with decreased hospital  acquired complications. The desired outcome is to improve rates of home recovery discharge after Orthopedics

Target Audience:

Surgeons in Orthopedics, Physician Assistants, Medical Assistants, Nurses in Orthopedics and OR.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply same day discharge protocols for patients undergoing Orthopedic surgery.

  2. Utilize Osteoporosis Fracture Prevention protocol for patients post-fracture seen in the Orthopedic Department.

  3. Apply evidence based and consensus-based best practices for the diagnosis and managing of orthopedic conditions to maximize quality and minimize variation in practice.

Planning Committee:

  • Michael C MacAvoy, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery 
  • Tara Graupera, RN, Manager Orthopedics
  • Jie Zheng, MD, Chief of Medical Education
  • Tenisha Jones, MLIS, Library Services

Cultural and Linguistic Competency:

Patients who are over 65 years are at a higher risk for not meeting home recovery goals, and need special consideration in their post operative care.


  1. ASSH American Society for Surgery of the Hand, www.assh.org, https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/fullarticle/2625131
  2. ERAS Metrics and Definitions December 2018,
  3. AAOS.org American Academy of ASSH American Society for Surgery of the Hand,
  4. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamasurgery/fullarticle/2625131,
  5. AAOS.org American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons http://www.aaos.org/guidelines

Disclosure Statement:

The regular presenters and program planners of this case conference have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest (s). The CME Department has reviewed their disclosure information for the planner(s) and/or committee / faculty or this program and they do not have relationships that present a relevant financial conflict of interest.

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME Activity.

Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand-name products.

Accreditation Statement:

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement:

The Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses may report up to a maximum total of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ towards the Continuing Medical Education requirements for license renewal by the California Board of Registered Nurses.

Other credit have been planned on a session by session basis, by this planning committee in the categories of Radiologic Technology (1.0 per session).

Session date: 
03/13/2020 - 8:15am to 9:15am PDT
Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco
1200 El Camino Real
Chestnut Conference
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Radiologic Technology
    x-ray use or diagnosis

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