Preparing for Surgery
Our goal is to help you understand what is going to happen and to empower
you to be a partner in your recovery. The Joint Replacement Preparation
Class and the Pre Admission Testing appointment will provide you with
education and information to promote a more successful surgical outcome.
Joint Replacement Preparation Class:
Class is held on Wednesday’s from 10 am to 12 pm. To reserve your
space in the pre-operative education course, please call (909) 630-7403.
The Total Joint Preparation Class is held in the Robert and Beverly Lewis
Outpatient Pavilion, 2nd Floor Multipurpose Room, P200C. (The Outpatient
Pavilion is located on the main hospital campus of Pomona Valley Hospital
Medical Center at 1798 N. Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91767). The goal is to
have this education class approximately 4 weeks prior to surgery.
The outline of the class is as follows:
- Preparing for surgery
- What Happens in the Hospital
- What to Expect When you Go Home
- Blood Clot Prevention
- Pain Management
- Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Question and Answer Session
Joint Replacement Preparation Class Brochure
Bring your support person who will be helping you after surgery with you
to class (we call this person your coach) to receive the same education.
You will receive your Joint Replacement Guidebook when you attend the
class. Keep your Guidebook as a handy reference at least the first year
after your surgery. The information in the Guidebook covers a lot of information
so it may look overwhelming. Since it will assist you with your surgery,
we recommend reading the entire guide, at a pace that suits you.
Pre Admission Testing (PAT):
Please schedule your appointment for two weeks prior to your surgery date.
You will need to call Centralized Scheduling at (909) 469-9395 or click
here to schedule this appointment. Please allow approximately 2 hours
for this appointment. You must have the Pre Admission Testing folder (see
picture below) from your surgeon’s office to complete this appointment.
The Pre Admission Testing unit is located at the Robert and Beverly Lewis
Outpatient Pavilion, on the main hospital campus, on the 1st floor.
Bring below information with to PAT appointment:
- Physician’s orders- in the Pre-Admission Testing folder the surgeon’s
office provided you with.
- Insurance Card and / or policy, Medicare or Medi-Cal card
- Driver’s licenses and / or photo ID cards of the patient and the insured
- Emergency contact information
- Legal Arrangements –Living Will or Durable Power of Attorney, Advanced Directive
- Medications List - include dosage, how often, why you take it & last
time you took it.
- Allergies- what your reaction was to the medication (Hives, shortness of
- Reactions to anesthesia
- Doctors Names and Numbers and why you are seeing them
- Dietary Restrictions
- Medical History-(i.e. Diabetes, hypertension, heart problems, asthma, Hepatitis,
HIV, Sleep Apnea, CPAP machine, kidney or liver disease, MRSA, VRE, any
infections you were isolated for in the past)
- Email address if you want access to your medical information through the
MYHEALTH Patient Portal.
- “Coach’s” number and information