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    Hospitalization Checklist for Joint Surgery

    4 Weeks or More Prior to Surgery

    2 Weeks Prior to Surgery

    • Pack a bag for the hospital stay:
      • Comfortable loose fitting, easy-on and easy-off clothing
      • Comfortable shoes with elastic shoe laces
    • Place a copy of your completed Medication Reconciliation Form in your bag
    • Verify the name and office address of your primary care physician
    • Confirm with the person taking care of you after you leave the hospital

    During Hospitalization

    • Verify the date and time of your discharge with the person taking you home
    • Discuss any concerns regarding your discharge with your case manager