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Setting up and evaluating patient information open evenings

Setting up and evaluating patient information open evenings

As clinical nurse specialist in orthopaedics, I have been seeing patients scheduled to have major joint replacements at our preadmission clinic. This clinic is coordinated by a staff nurse and is attended by a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, bone bank donation sister and the house officer. At the clinic appointment the patient is seen by all these professionals, and also has an electrocardiogram (ECG) and X-rays. This makes appointments lengthy and patients are given a great ...

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