Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Global Open
between the two groups. In the pre-intervention group, 51 patients developed SSI from a total of 497, with an infection rate of 11.9%. In the post-intervention group, 36 patients out of 507 developed SSI with a rate of 7.1% (p= 0.001). CONCLUSION: The implementation of best-practice bundled interventions at our institution has been an effective quality improvement project addressing SSI in implant based breast reconstruction. Emphasis is currently placed on maintenance of these interventions. A
... se interventions. A multidisciplinary approach that involves patients, surgeons, infectious disease specialists and allied health care personnel was essential to this quality improvement effort. PURPOSE: Patient satisfaction and education is increasingly important in plastic surgery. We aimed to investigate the impact of an educational video preoperatively viewed by breast reconstruction patients in terms of comprehension, satisfaction with medical information, and the post-operative pain experience. METHODS: A Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the pre-operative reconstruction module of the BREAST-Q were completed upon arrival to clinic. Patients were randomized to a control group receiving the ASPS breast reconstruction pamphlet or to view an educational video. This was followed by consultation with the surgeon, after which patients completed a comprehension questionnaire, the Medical Interview Satisfaction Scale (MISS), and the post-operative reconstruction module of the BREAST-Q. Post-operative pain scores and opioid requirements were recorded.