Unplanned Healthcare Encounters
Reducing complications after ureteroscopy
What is the ROCKS Unplanned Healthcare Encounters initiative?
Ureteroscopy is the most frequently performed surgical procedure for urinary stone disease. In the United States, as many as 15% of patients undergoing ureteroscopy have an emergency department visit or hospitalization postoperatively, amounting to a significant financial burden. Starting in 2016, MUSIC ROCKS began employing efforts towards reducing such unplanned visits and we have since realized a 30% reduction in ED visits in the state of Michigan.
What we do?
- Develop a suite of patient education resources that inform patients on what to expect following kidney stone surgery.
- Develop provider/educator resources to ensure standardization of patient education.
MUSIC Efforts to Reduce Unplanned Healthcare Encounters following Ureteroscopy
Educating Patients on how to Manage Pain and Urinary Symptoms following Ureteroscopy
MUSIC-ROCKS Managing Pain and Urinary Symptoms Brochure
Ureteroscopy often results in some degree of pain or discomfort. To download a patient educational brochure on what to expect and how to manage pain and urinary symptoms following ureteroscopy, please click the link above.
Ureteral Stent: What You Need to Know
A stent is placed if your doctor thinks the urine might not drain well after kidney stone surgery. To watch a video or download a patient educational leaflet on what you should know about ureteral stents, please click one of the links above.
Standardizing Patient Education following Ureteroscopy
MUSIC-ROCKS Post-URS Patient Education Checklist
To ensure a standardized method for patient education following kidney stone surgery, this comprehensive document was designed to be used by educators as a checklist in clinic and includes all key aspects related to managing pain and urinary symptoms. To download our post-URS patient education checklist, please click the link above.