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Hospital offering surgery patients online video service

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Journal Staff

Residents about to undergo total-joint replacement surgery can now watch online videos to better understand what’s coming.

The new service offered by Bluewater Health explains the process from pre-admission to post-operative care in the comfort of the patient’s home.

A cross-section of professionals including nurses, surgeons, therapists and dietitians collaborated on the videos, which have been vetted by volunteers with personal experience as patients.

“When people learn how to prepare for surgery and what to expect while in hospital and after discharge, they are able to ask questions and feel more comfortable,” said Paula Gilmore, a director of rehabilitation services.

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