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Surgeons: Something yo...

Surgeons, you need to know: Your discharge instructions are not as good as you think they are. There, I said it. Evidence: — Your patients don’t follow your instructions. — You and your office staff get calls with questions that could have been avoided with better education. —...

Patient confidence come...

Patient confidence plays a key role in patient satisfaction. A patient who feels unprepared for self-care is likely to be unsatisfied. We often teach patients the self-care skills they need. How to change the dressing. How to give that sub-q injection. But do we remember the other...

Editing Patient Educati...

Are you trying to edit a patient education handout so it is clear to readers with poor health literacy skills? Take a deep breath. It’s not as hard as you think. You already have the skill. You are just not applying it yet. First, become aware that, in general, we write differently...

”What good is this ap...

”What good is this app? All it does is list things!” Yes, Our Journey with Asthma is a very different kind of app. The first thing you see are statements, like: “I can tell you the warning signs of asthma” “I can show you how to use a spacer” “I can tell you my child’s...