EDUCATE YOUR PATIENTS MORE EFFICIENTLY BY DIGITIZING CARE PATHWAYS, COLLECT PATIENT REPORTED OUTCOMES AND IMPROVE SURGERY EXPERIENCES
Fractures, acute appendicitis, and hernias are the most common surgeries for children. Less common operations are surgery for congenital craniofacial, cerebral, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and urogenital anomalies, organ transplants, spine and limb deformities, and tumors. Some pediatric surgeries such as hernia surgeries and endoscopic procedures are performed on a day surgery basis. Pediatric surgery comprises about 500 different surgical procedures.
Informing the parents is an essential part of the care
One of the most important aspects of pediatric surgeries is to inform the parents about the care process and surgery, what possible risks there are (or they might face), and how the parents should prepare their child for surgery. Also, reducing the fear of the child is very important. Overcoming fear can be done with storytelling, animations, and videos, and telling about other patients' experiences.
Important tasks in pediatric surgery process for parents and for the child
- Understanding indication and surgery information and risks
- Relieving the fear and stress of a child through storytelling, animations, etc.
- Informing parents about a surgery day schedule
- Informing parents about proper medication use
- Providing parents with frequently asked questions and contact details
- Healing process information
- Following the recovery with the help of a pain diary
Read here a short customer story on how HUS New Children's Hospital has used the BuddyCare platform to digitize pediatric cardiology care pathways.