Text Messages Remind Pre-Op Patients to Follow Showering Instructions

In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Charles Edmiston, Jr., PhD, (Surgery) found that text messages are an effective way to remind patients to follow shower directions before coming to the hospital for surgery.  Pre-op bathing or showering may help to reduce the risk of surgical site infections.

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, Aug 01, 2014

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