A nurse navigator is a familiar concept to some people who have experienced healthcare challenges. In cancer treatment, it is quite prevalent. At OrthoNebraska Hospital, we believe that our patients deserve the same type of individualized attention.
Our team of navigators will be your main point of contact after you schedule a surgery that is expected to require a hospital stay. If you are having a joint replacement, they will invite you to a pre-surgical class about what to expect from a few days before surgery through recovery.
Some of the most common topics they are asked include:
- Wearable medical equipment necessary for mobility after surgery
- Questions about the day of surgery (medications, timing, visitors, dietary concerns)
- Suggestions for easy enhancements to your home or apartment that will make your life easier after surgery
Our nurse navigators also oversee discharge planning and are responsible for organizing everything so you leave the hospital armed with the items and information you need to have a smooth recovery.
We know that if you choose to have surgery with us, you will see what a difference having a nurse navigator by your side makes.
Call us at (402) 609-1600 to learn more.