For those of you interested in pre-op optimization for surgical patients, the University of Michigan is training surgical patients on how to improve their chances of healing through the Michigan Surgical Home Optimization Program, or MSHOP. Researchers say better prepared patients will also help surgeons be more successful in treating patients.
“Training leading up to the operation focuses on four areas — move, breathe, eat and relax — and MSHOP addresses these areas through patient support and education. This includes encouraging quitting tobacco and practicing breathing exercises that help improve pulmonary function and decrease post-op pneumonia. The program is also designed to modify patients’ nutrition, exercise and stress levels for faster healing, reduced infections and optimized immune function — among other benefits.”
Read the University of Michigan Health System article here.
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