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Reviewer, Surgical Optimization Patient Passport

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Interior region

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Royal Inland Hospital is looking for feedback on a patient passport that will be used for patients undergoing surgery to help them prepare. The passport is part of a trial specifically looking at preparing patients who are smokers, have one or more form of anemia, nutritional deficiencies or frailty.

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior region

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health - NSQIP


The goal of our initiative is to better prepare patients for surgery. This is a trial project that is focusing on patients that may benefit from additional preparation for anemia, nutrition, smoking and frailty. The patient passport will provide information to the patient and serve as a log to keep track of recommendations. As patients are the ones using the passport we are requesting patient feedback on the passport.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


Experience either as a patient who has had surgery or family member who supported a patient through surgery.


  • Vacancies: 1-2
  • Location, date, time and frequency: Feedback can be send back via document mark up, teleconference or in-person meeting
  • Initiative format: Feedback on a document


Parking can be covered as per IH policy, if attending in-person.


We are participating in a BC Collaborative through the Drs. of BC to look at optimization patients for surgery. Our target population are Colorectal, Open Gyne and Major Urology surgeries and the components we are looking at optimizing are Anemia, Frailty, Nutrition and Smoking Cessation. Our hope is to engage patients in their optimization plan by using a patient passport to help provide them with information as well as a tool to use to document important dates and information. This passport will be used in Acute Care and with the patients family physician as well. ToR docs.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Okanagan, Interior Region

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