Category list : Theatre/perioperative
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Surgical representative bodies have said they do not support the views of a surgeon who recently claimed that nurses were less compassionate since nursing became a graduate profession.
Obese patients who undergo weight-loss surgery have a lower death rate than those who receive other forms of treatment, according to a new study.
Advanced critical care practitioners (ACCPs) and other similar roles increasingly used to assist doctors should be regulated to “mitigate the risk of harm to patients”, according to England’s national workforce planning body, in contrast to the government’s current view on some such posts.
A dedicated theatre nurse has today been presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM) in recognition of her services to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow.
Nurses and other theatre staff are to be balloted on whether to take industrial action, including strikes, over proposals to introduce new rotas that unions claim pose a “threat to patient safety”.
One of the most common surgical procedures used in orthopaedics may make very little difference when it comes to reducing shoulder pain, suggests a ground-breaking UK trial.
A safety alert has been issued on the need for hospital staff to confirm intravenous (IV) lines and cannulae have been effectively flushed or removed at the end of procedures.
Outcomes for open heart surgery could potentially be improved by moving surgery to the afternoon, rather than in the morning, according to French researchers.
The length of surgical incision may affect the pain experienced after a caesarean delivery, with both short and long ones associated with increased pain, suggests a US study.
Administering paracetamol during surgery may reduce the incidence of post-operative shivering, suggests a small Japanese study.