Care providers have a lot to keep track of these days. There isn’t enough time in the day to give each patient every ounce of thoughtful attention they deserve, and many days it probably feels like you’re running on empty.
As a patient, the world of healthcare can be intimidating, and all of your options for care can be overwhelming and a little scary.
Take Charge of Your Healthcare
As we’ve previously discussed in our blogs, exercising your patient rights is an important way to engage in your healthcare. Taking charge of your healthcare helps to ensure you are receiving the best care possible.
In our previous blog we discussed patient rights—your right to choose where and from whom you receive care. These rights are vital to receiving the care you need with dignity and respect, and they can help support you in engaging with your healthcare.
Patients’ Rights: What You Need to Know
There are many challenges to face within the world of healthcare, especially if you’re a care provider. Patients are the number one concern, since their well-being is the top priority of healthcare. Placing priority on patients requires astute attention to detail, constant research into new modes of care, and utilizing tools and environments that will be conducive to successful outcomes.
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What's an ASC?
Maybe you’ve heard of ambulatory surgical centers before, but even if you have, there’s still a high chance you are unsure whether an ASC is right for you.
If you suffer from osteoarthritis in your knees, you know how uncomfortable life can be, and it might seem like your mobility will continue to be limited, but there are options available to help you get back to living your best life through knee replacement surgery! Knee replacement surgery is often recommended for patients with osteoarthritis in their knees. At Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC), our team of care providers know the thought of having surgery can be stressful and scary to patients. However, knee replacement surgery can help you get the most out of your life by taking away the pain and helping you regain mobility. Furthermore, our team offers an alternative to traditional knee replacement surgeries that make the process easier than before.
If you or one of your loved ones has had surgery, you know how stressful it can be. Stress and surgery are not an atypical pairing, and many people deal with anxiety before their procedure. In fact, there’s even a word for the fear patients experience before their surgical procedure: tomophobia. While it’s natural to be experience stress and some fear before a surgery, receiving the care you need doesn’t have to cause you anxiety. This is certainly more easily said than done, but you can reduce your stress by following the advice of your care provider that will make your surgery experience as comfortable and easy as possible.
By now, you’ve likely heard about Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC), but you might be a bit confused on the differences between services provided by an ASC and a regular hospital. For starters, hospitals provide a wide range of care, from everyday checkups to intensive surgeries. Hospitals are also capable of housing patients who require long-term care while they convalesce from cancer treatment or surgeries. However, although hospitals are capable of providing a wide range of services, depending on what procedure you need done, the care a hospital can provide might not be necessary.