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
Visualising a “safe place” helps patients reduce pain while undergoing procedures, according to a complementary health study by Danish nurse researchers.
Some of the UK’s leading brain doctors have criticised the government for “draconian changes”, which they claim could put cancer patients’ lives at risk.
Children’s heart surgery at a Leeds trust has been found to be “safe” by a review into mortality rates, but question marks have been raised about staff compassion.
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.
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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).