As a nurse for a surgeon, it is my duty to prepare patients for the peri-operative experience. It is a stressful time for a patient, and we try to reduce their fears by getting them familiar with what will happen.
... about 30 years ago patients were discharged to home on average at 9 days after surgeries. Nowadays, this number is reduced to 4.8 days. This reduction helps to minimize hospital acquired conditions and makes patients happier overall. However, one unseen aspect of this is that patients are discharged to home with tools that are meant to be used in the hospitals.