New research study shows texting families during surgery reduces anxiety

It is great to see an independent study confirming what we have known for over three years.  “The findings of this study showed that [short message service] SMS is an effective intervention to reduce parental anxiety of AIS patients undergoing PSF surgery,” researchers wrote in the study. – by Robert Linnehan

Our research has also shown that sending updates about every thirty minutes creates a lower-level of stress throughout the surgical procedure.  The fear of the unknown is worse than the reality of the situation.  Keeping families informed and educated is not only the right thing to do, but also reduces stress.

Click the link below to see the full article.  Great work by those doctors.

Intraoperative texting may lower the anxiety of parents with children undergoing PSF surgery

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