Workshop: Orthopedic Coordinator for TJR

Elevate your program and your career.

Lead program change to deliver improved outcomes, higher patient satisfaction, and lower costs.

October 5-6, 2017  ||  Hyatt at the Bellevue  || Philadelphia, PA

The effective management of today’s patient journeys across the episode of care requires an entirely new set of knowledge and skills.

Value-based payment models are driving the transformation to integrated care delivery, with hospitals responsible for managing patient care across an entire episode, even though much of the patient’s experience happens outside the hospital. Additionally, consumer expectations for convenience and participation in their own healthcare experiences are catalyzing innovations that help improve outcomes, satisfaction, and efficiency.

The Orthopedic Coordinator for TJR program is a rigorous, interactive, and engaging professional development opportunity for nurse navigators and other clinical staff in orthopedic programs that will equip you for success now and long into the future.

Orthopedic coordinators/navigators are invited to join their peers for one and a half days of hands-on training you can immediately implement.


What you’ll learn

Participants who successfully complete the program will learn how to:

  • Apply a systems-thinking approach to optimize the management of patient pathways for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Implement best practices in integrated pre- and post-operative pathways, including key workflows for discharge planning, patient education, post-acute care monitoring, patient-reported outcome measures collection, and more
  • Drive evidence-based, scalable process improvements to position your program for growth, and
  • Lead program change to deliver improved outcomes, higher patient satisfaction, and lower cost.

Application submitted for 10 contact hours to the California Board of Registered Nursing.


What to expect

  • Engaging professional development curriculum designed and delivered by top experts in the field
  • A deep dive into episode coordination using TJR as the model, but with concepts applicable to any orthopedic episode
  • Shared learning within a community of your peers in an intimate setting
  • Hospitality in the heart of Philadelphia!
  • Beautiful location convenient to the city’s top attractions
  • Breakfast both days, lunch and reception on day one with participants from the concurrent Musculoskeletal Leadership Summit

Schedule (Subject to Change):

Thursday, October 5

8:00 a.m. Full breakfast buffet networking
8:30 a.m. Introduction and overview, preoperative pathways
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Perioperative and surgical pathways
Noon Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m.Post-operative and post-acute pathways
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Measuring and monitoring success
4:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Friday, October 6

8:00 a.m. Full breakfast buffet networking
8:30 a.m. Gap analysis
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.Leading change, and sustainability and growth
Noon Program concludes


Dr. Carolyn Cutilli

Dr. Carolyn Cutilli has been a member of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) for the last 33 years. Her clinical expertise has focused on total joint replacements, trauma, arthritis,  orthopaedic oncology, rehabilitation and patient education. As a part of the hospital nursing leadership team, she has led unit through hospital wide initiatives such as orthopaedic nursing orientation/precepting, and the development of fall prevention program, clinical guidelines, quality improvement initiatives, and patient education products.  She has also worked in quality improvement with various service lines to determine and implement quality initiatives.  Her doctoral work focuses on older adult health literacy and sources of health information.  Carolyn is a member of the Golden Key Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi. She has received NAON’s Distinguished Service Award and the Clara Donahoo RN & Joseph Diamond Memorial Clinical Legacy Lectureship.

Space is extremely limited. Please register today!

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Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Room Block Rate $229 per night
Reserve a room here.



Registration fee of $399 includes one and a half day training, all program materials, breakfast both days, and lunch and a reception on day one.

If the program is cancelled, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded. If the attendee cancels at least one week prior to the event, 50% of the fee will be refunded. If the attendee cancels within 48 hours of the program, no refund will be given.

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