How can my practice benefit from working with professional recovery nurses?
Surgeries are strenuous on the human body. Without proper support during the healing process, the road to recovery can be rocky. Not only does one out of every three patients suffer from sudden nausea and vomiting; a figure that rises to two out of three among at-risk patients; final surgical outcomes also suffer without the right aftercare. Patients are at greater risk of developing hematomas and seromas without proper support, putting the success of procedures at risk. Inadequate wound care can also result in a greater buildup of scar tissue and risk for surgical site infections.
Comfort care provided by inexperienced personnel or even family members is simply not adequate. Providers without perioperative experience cannot perform the care surgical patients need; they are unable to manage your patients' well-being after waking up or guard them from postoperative complications. Simultaneously, staying in an overcrowded hospital is not only stressful and costly, but also delays your patients' ability to return home and get back on their feet in a comfortable environment.
Aftercare: No longer an afterthought.
Our nurses are all registered with the California Board of Registered Nurses, are ACLS qualified, and come with prior experience in PACUs, ORs, and/or ICUs. Our RN's are fluent in interpreting the needs of patients recovering from anesthesia, and are experienced in wound care. The registry members we select set themselves apart with their knowledge of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols and comparable CEU units, making them the most qualified caregivers in the postoperative environment. We also recognize the unpredictable and varied nature of postoperative patient needs. Therefore, we ensure that our caregivers can build positive rapport with patients on an individual level to establish open and informative communication along with a sense of trust. This makes it easier for them to be proactive about the patient's needs and desires, leading to greater patient satisfaction.
What patients had to say about our caregivers:
"My nurse was truly amazing during my post operative overnight care. She checked on my vital signs regularly and did everything possible to assure my physical as well as emotional comfort, and safe recovery. I am a health care professional myself (Dr. of Physical Therapy), and would only consider having a professional monitoring me in this situation--as family and / or friends are not adequately prepared for managing potential complications or supervising early mobility."
Frequently Asked Questions
What will nurses do for my patients?
The nurse will guarantee your patient’s personal comfort and medical safety. He or she will use the experience mentioned above to make sure your patient gets back on their feet quickly, and that their fast recovery enables better surgical outcomes. Beyond this, he or she will monitor your patient’s vitals during recovery and keep an eye out for signs and symptoms of possible complications, such as hypoxia, hematomas, and surgical site infections. Although these do not present themselves frequently, attending to symptoms early on can often save patients a round of phone calls to their provider, or even a trip to the hospital.
What role do CNAs play in your offerings?
Sometimes, patients request support for long amounts of time for their own comfort and peace of mind, beyond the timespan during which the aftereffects of surgery require the presence of a Registered Nurse. For long-term needs, we offer Certified Nursing Assistants to continue to provide qualified, competent care at a lower price. When a patient does have a CNA present, we always have an RN on call to provide supervision and to maintain our high standards of care.
How Can I benefit from your services?
We extend the reach of medical care from your operating room to the patient’s living room. This is important to make sure your aftercare instructions are being followed with precision, and by a medical professional that understands exactly what your post-operative instructions dictate. Simply put, a certified, trained professional is better equipped to keep your patient comfortable, safe, and advance their medical recovery. Beyond this, a nurse will be able to attend to many of the patient’s questions and needs that would otherwise be directly addressed to you even after discharge. This way, you can spend your time after surgery running your practice, knowing your patient’s needs are being met instead of taking phone calls at all hours of the day.
Why shouldn’t I just send my office manager or other staff home with a patient?
Wearing multiple hats and responsibilities is hard, and when a patient’s safety or your practice’s operations are involved, multitasking doesn’t work in the long run. We help your practice stay focused on the next surgery by freeing you from routine and unanticipated postoperative patient needs.