Education Of The Patient

To obtain the full advantages of a fast track surgical program, it is essential to provide patients with information about their perioperative care in advance of the procedure. Such educational efforts often serve to reduce patients' level of anxiety and need for pain relief, thereby providing a rational basis for collaboration with health care personnel, a process that is crucial for enhancing postoperative rehabilitation.1-3 Patients can supplement the information they receive directly from health care providers by accessing reference sources such as www.facs.org/public_info/operation/ aboutbroch.html, a collection of electronic brochures on specific clinical procedures that is provided by the American College of Surgeons.

Eliminating Stress and Anxiety From Your Life

Eliminating Stress and Anxiety From Your Life

It seems like you hear it all the time from nearly every one you know I'm SO stressed out!? Pressures abound in this world today. Those pressures cause stress and anxiety, and often we are ill-equipped to deal with those stressors that trigger anxiety and other feelings that can make us sick. Literally, sick.

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