Photo at Discharge (PaD): improving information to patients


The aim is to reduce non-elective admissions for surgical site infection and to improve surgical discharge.

At discharge, a colour picture of the patient's wound, accompanying assessment and care advice are given to the patient and carers.

This improves the link between acute and community care, and may also contribute to antibiotic stewardship (i.e. a baseline is available to determine if wound is improving or deteriorating).

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