Category list : Theatre/perioperative
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Patients who report having a prior penicillin allergy have been found to have a 50% increased risk of developing a surgical site infection (SSI), according to US researchers.
A nurse with experience of mental health, theatres and the armed forces has been appointed as NHS Orkney’s new director of nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals.
Skin preparation, wound hygiene and sharing data on outcomes appear to be more important factors than adherence to dress codes for reducing infections following surgery.
Theatre staff at Warrington Hospital in Cheshire are going on strike tomorrow and next week over a dispute with trust managers about out of hours work.
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been told “further improvement” is needed in the safety of its maternity units, as well as ensuring sufficient nursing staff are on duty generally.
To avoid the risks associated with indwelling urinary catheters, an acute trust has increased the use of intermittent catheterisation by standardising bladder management
Obese surgery patients need ‘much more’ ICU careSubscription
Obese patients who have undergone heart surgery tend to require additional intensive care unit (ICU) services and longer recovery times, compared to non-obese patients, a study has found.
The introduction of advanced nurse practitioners has “transformed” some surgical departments in the UK, according to a report, which also recommended developing the extended theatre team to enhance continuity of care and patient safety.
An Unforgettable VentureSubscription
Student nurse Sarah was chosen to take part in an Erasmus exchange for three months
Admission to a paediatric intensive care unit is often a difficult experience for children and families. This article reports on a Florence Nightingale Foundation travel fellowship