Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Phew, that's over! Now what?
One of the most disturbing aspects of having major surgery is the feeling of lack of control and knowledge about what to expect. Our cardiac surgery team, led by Dr. Kamal Khabbaz, has put together a simple graphic display to help patients and families through this time. It has all kinds of information, plus the equivalent of a patient checklist of things to do, expect, and hope for after surgery. I present it above. (You have to imagine it as a folded document, with the little red guy on the front, the "Patient Cardiac Surgery Clinical Pathway" in the inside, and the "Frequently Asked Questions" on the back.)
Posted by Paul Levy at 12/16/2008 10:31:00 PM