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Patient information video: How to take care of your child after hypospadias surgery?

Published:September 30, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2022.09.023

      Summary

      Introduction

      Patient/parent education and participation helps improve post-operative care. Dressing and catheter care after hypospadias surgery varies widely and young parents are keen to use available media when seeking for help, especially if surgery is done in an outpatient setting. An information video about post-operative care after hypospadias is made available through a tertiary referral hospital's website.

      Materials and methods

      Hypospadias surgery is an outpatient surgery in our setting. A double diaper system is used to prevent contamination of the urinary catheter and penile bandage with stools. A video explaining how the dressing works was made, helping parents maintaining the dressing and thereby solving possible questions/problems about dressing or medications while at home. Warning signs and symptoms are mentioned in which case parents should contact the urologist: fever, continuous blood loss and lack of urinary output.

      Results

      An information folder summarizing the latter, including a link to the video is given to all parents pre-operatively, providing reassurance according to parents’ feedback.

      Conclusion

      Parent participation can help improve post-operative care, especially in outpatient clinic setting. This video helps parents through post-operative care after hypospadias surgery. Its availability through informative folders and hospital's website is destined to educate and reassure parents.

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