Patient Education Activities
Clinical staff members shall conduct appropriate patient
teaching activities consistent with the specialties
represented and procedures performed at this office-based
surgery center. While nurturing healthful diet, exercise,
and activities of daily living are the province of every
health care professional, the role of overall patient
educator belongs with the patient's primary care provider.
As a specialty organization, this organization is ready to
provide information adjunctive to the services we provide to
our patients, other members of our medical community, and to
the community at large.
The patient will be informed that, in the event of any
unforeseen circumstances, any outpatient procedure may
require inpatient admission to the hospital.
During the pre-admission evaluation, the person conducting
the evaluation will provide pre-operative teaching subsequent
to evaluating the patient's identified learning need,
barriers (religious, cultural, emotional), and limitations to
The patient will learn about the procedure to be performed,
medications (if any) to be discontinued or started prior to
surgery/procedure, and fasting requirements (if any).
The patient and family education process is collaborative and
interdisciplinary, as appropriate to the plan of care and
considers the needs and abilities of all parties.
Approved By Governing Board