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Archive January 2021 XXII, No. 1

Ideas That Work: Patient Pleasers

Pillows Make for a Better Ride Home

Emily Lupoli
CARE PACKAGE Staff hand out "gift bags" to patients at discharge.

We send patients home with blue neck pillows made from memory foam for ergonomic support and personalized handwritten notes from their surgeons. Some patients have lengthy drives awaiting them after surgery, and the pillows make their journey more comfortable. Surgeons also call their patients within a day of surgery to check on them. The feedback we have received from patients so far has been wonderful. They tell us how thoughtful the pillows and notes are, and truly appreciate the gestures.

Emily Lupoli, RN, BSN
Barbour Orthopaedics Surgery Center
Atlanta, Ga.

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