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  1. Gabbert, Tandy
  2. Filson, Rebekah
  3. Bodden, Janine
  4. Coppola, Carrie


This article summarizes the Best Practice Guideline for Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty) recently released by the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON). The summary highlights the process of content development utilizing a systematic literature review and resulting recommendations for nursing care strategies throughout the patient care continuum. The authors of the Best Practice Guideline are expert nurses working in Joint Commission Disease Specific Certified clinical settings. The Summary concludes reminding readers of the purpose and focus of the guideline to enhance clinician knowledge and to improve patient care pathways and, ultimately, patient outcomes.