FREE online modules for Total Joint Arthroplasty Outcome Measures Toolkit

Online modules for the Total Joint Arthroplasty Outcome Measures (TJAOM) Toolkit are now available for free.

The Physical Therapy Knowledge Broker, a collective of over 30 physical therapists in British Columbia, Canada and multiple health authorities, has created the modules as a way to supplement the freely available TJAOM Toolkit.

The TJAOM online learning modules provide key points (with videos) for 12 patient-reported and performance-based outcome measures recommended for patients with total joint arthroplasty.

The toolkit helps clinicians answers questions such as:

  • How you can demonstrate that your treatment of a patient with a TKA or THA was effective?
  • Which are the best outcome measures to track a patient’s progress?
  • Is it OK to change any part of a standardized test? For example, can a patient use a gait aid during the Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test?
  • How can I effectively write discharge letters reporting the results of my treatment to a physician?

To access the online modules, click on this link and fill out the form. An account that provides unlimited free access will be created for you within seven (7) days.

The Total Joint Arthroplasty and Outcome Measures (TJAOM) toolkit received the 2016 Arthritis Health Professions Association’s Clinical Innovations Award.

You can read more about the TJAOM Toolkit and other decision-making aids on Physiopedia. These toolkits were published on Physiopedia by Alison Hoens, a member of the TJAOM Knowledge Translation Task Force.