Medical Illustrations to aid Effective Communications
Stryker UK is a medical technology company that offers medical prosthetic devices and products for areas such as medical reconstructive, medical and surgical and neurotechnology and the spine. We were commissioned by Stryker to complete a series of medical and orthopaedic based illustrations to be included within part of Stryker’s patient education programme called JointPathways.
The JointPathways Programme
JointPathways is a programme unique to Stryker and designed to improve patient experience before, during and after joint replacement surgery. The JointPathways Process Enhancement Programme was also created to help surgeons gain access to new ideas and methodologies which in turn is aimed to help continually advance the delivery of orthopaedic patient care and operational efficiency.
Care for Patients
The caring for patients is the primary focus for Stryker from setting expectations through to actual delivery of procedures. The process is a focused effort involving surgeons, administrators, therapists, hospital and clinical staff. Clinical care pathways are goal and outcome driven and well communicated to ensure patients know what to expect as well as they follow the path to a safe and timely discharge.
The JointPathways process provides a catalyst and then supports on-going patient care to ensure there is patient education and satisfaction. This is achieved by involving and communicating with patients so they are informed, fully up to date with their procedure to surgery and they know what to expect with regards to all stages of their surgery.
The medical illustrations form part of this process as they allow the layperson to get to grips with the medical jargon and to help explain complex medical matters. It is a well known fact that medical illustrations when used to support written medical text help the patient understand the information being presented.