Your care team includes physicians, nurses, physical therapists and other clinical and support staff members specially trained to care for patients requiring treatment for hip fractures.
Hospitalist: The hospitalist is the doctor who cares for your medical needs while you are in the hospital. The hospitalist works with the rest of your care team to safely and efficiently prepare you for surgery and oversees your medical care after surgery.
Surgeon: Hip fracture surgery is performed by a specially trained, board certified orthopedic surgeon.
Anesthesiologist: The anesthesiologist will interview you before your surgery and will work with your surgeon during your surgery to ensure a safe procedure.
Registered nurse (RN): Specialized orthopedic nurses will provide daily care. Your nurses will monitor your health and surgical recovery while administering medications and treatments ordered by your physician. Nurses will also provide education and emotional support for you and your family.
Physical therapist (PT): Your physical therapist will assist you with the functional skills of getting in and out of bed, walking, and stair climbing. Your physical therapist will emphasize strengthening exercises and the proper way to resume daily activities.
Occupational therapist (OT): Your occupational therapist will work with you on self-care skills such as bathing, dressing and the skills you need to move safely around your home to optimize your independence. Your occupational therapist may also demonstrate the use of special equipment to help you perform these tasks.
Care Coordinator: Your care coordinator is your advocate throughout your experience while in the hospital and after your discharge. Care coordinators are available to assist you as you recover, coordinate postoperative care with other team members and to answer your questions both during and after your surgery.
Social worker: Our goal is get you home and living as independently as possible as quickly and as safely possible. Your social worker will meet with you and your family on the day of admission to begin the process of preparing for your discharge. Social workers work with your doctor, nurses and therapists daily to complete all arrangements for equipment needs, home health services or transfer to your next level of rehabilitation care.
Coach: Your coach is a family member or friend who agrees to be with you during your surgery experience. Coaches are patient advocates in the hospital and provide valuable support, encouragement and assistance at home.
Floyd Medical Center
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