[Read more…] about Empowered Patient Safety in Outpatient (Ambulatory) Surgery Centers Fact Sheet
Modern healthcare teams involve the skills and expertise of many people and nowhere is this put to the test more than during pre-and post-surgical planning. Patients and their advocates are members of the team and have important roles to play both before and after surgery. You will need to decide if you should have surgery in the first place, ask the appropriate questions about your surgery, learn how to reduce your risk of complications and infection and prepare for the recovery process. Facing surgery may seem a bit overwhelming at first but breaking the process down into manageable stages will help you choose the questions that are the most important to you and assist you in obtaining the answers and the support you need.