• Individualized care. A personal touch.

    Meet our Orthopedic Nurse Navigator.

  •   Kathleen Webster, RN, BSN, ONC

    Kathleen Webster, RN, BSN, ONC 

     

    Once you’ve made the decision to have orthopedic surgery, you want someone there to ensure you receive the best possible care as well as quality information. This is Kathleen Webster’s role. Kathleen is an RN, BSN, ONC and the Orthopedic Nurse Navigator at San Antonio Regional Hospital. As someone who can help facilitate streamlined care, she’ll also provide access to vital information and resources regarding your treatment and recovery. You’ll meet her first when she contacts you to schedule your pre-op education class. She’ll follow you through admitting, be with you on the day of surgery, and through rehabilitation – communicating with your physicians daily. She’ll also help you through the discharge process, making sure you understand your instructions, that you have all your equipment, medications, and treatments arranged, when to follow-up with your surgeon, and even check on you after you go home.

    Your clinical resource expert.
    Your partner in health.

     
  • Joint Replacement Pre-Op Class

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    Our Total Joint Replacement pre-op class is taught by our Orthopedic Nurse Navigator, as well as a Physical Therapy team member. You will learn how to prepare for surgery, what to expect before, during and after your procedure and receive answers to any questions you may have.
    You’ll also learn about:
    • Pre-op exercises
    • Infection prevention
    • Pain management
    • Physical therapy
    • Precautions and limitations following surgery

     

    Before having a joint replacement at San Antonio Regional Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center, it is mandatory that both you and your ‘coach’ attend the Total Joint Replacement class.  Plan to attend this class 2-4 weeks prior to your surgery. 
    English classes are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month and Spanish classes are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. All classes are from 9:45 am to 12:00 pm. Registration is required; please call Kathleen Webster, Orthopedic Nurse Navigator to register once you have been scheduled for surgery by your orthopedic surgeon.

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