The Acute Services at NYUHJD include two adult inpatient units, a Special Care Unit and a Step Down Unit. The patients that are cared for have had joint replacement surgeries and complex spinal surgeries. Our nurses are experts in the care of orthopaedic patients; pain management and patient education for self-care upon discharge. The patient population is diverse and comes from across the country as well as internationally. As new surgical technologies are developed, nurses are consistently learning new skills to care for orthopaedic patients. New hires need to be patient-centered in their approach to caring for patients. We strive to provide excellent nursing care as well as high patient satisfaction.