Wednesday, January 27th, 2016


Five Ways Presurgical Education Programs Help Patients


It’s been said that knowledge is power. Presurgical patient education puts that power in patients’ hands. Education offers many patient and hospital benefits. Education Standards The American College of Surgeons (ACS) notes that patient education is both a right and a need. ACS guidelines for informed consent specifically state that patients should know what to expect during and after hospitalization for elective surgery. Other organizations and standards, such as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and the Patients Bill of Rights include statements regarding patient education. QualityRead More