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2 1 J U N E 2 0 1 4 | O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E T he No. 1 complaint of many of our patients during post-opera- tive calls? Constipation, either from the procedure itself or from pain medications. To educate patients on constipation relief, we created postcards for remedies. We hand out the post- cards along with our post-operative instructions. The result —many thanks and fewer questions for relief. Linda Abbott Chesapeake Surgery Center POTTY TRAINING Postcard for Post-Op Constipation Li nda Abbott PATIENT EDUCATION Patients appreciate these tips to ease their consti- pation. Salisbury, Md. lindaabbott6@comcast.net OSE_1406_part1_Layout 1 6/6/14 3:44 PM Page 21

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