Perioperative and Theatre Nursing
News and practice for theatre nurses
A case study illustrates how urinary incontinence should be managed following radical prostatectomy
More research is needed into pre-operative skin preparation before Caesarean section to establish the most effective method to prevent wound and surgical site infections
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has updated its guidance on the diagnosis and management of varicose veins to reflect new treatments and approaches
The management of atrial fibrillation is often complex, and can involve a variety of drugs as well as surgery to reduce the risks associated with it, especially stroke
This review aimed to discover whether intensive or conventional glucose control should be used for patients with diabetes who are undergoing surgery
A charity has launched surgery support packs to help nurses guide men through the side effects of prostate cancer surgery.
Nursing cutbacks are directly linked to higher patient death rates in hospitals, a major study has found.
A harmful lung disease could soon be diagnosed without the need for dangerous surgical biopsy procedures, according to new US research.
An investigation has been launched after nine patients at a hospital in the North West were operated on with surgical instruments which had not been fully sterilised.
A leading children’s hospital has been ordered to improve after inspectors found patients were being put at risk by a faulty emergency call alarm system, poor staffing and incidents going unreported.
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Most surgical patients - up to 82% - report acute pain from their wounds for up to two weeks after they have left hospital (Apfelbaum et al, 2003).