Category list : Theatre/perioperative
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The day of the week does not affect the survival chances of people undergoing emergency surgery, according to latest UK research, contrary to theories of the “weekend effect”.
A systematic review investigated surgical patients’ preference for and adherence to knee-length and thigh-length graduated compression stockings, used to prevent deep vein thrombosis
Annette Middleton is travelling to Pakistan this month to help children with terrible facial deformities, as part of volunteer efforts to provide plastic surgery to those in need.
Antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery, according to UK researchers.
Platelets should not be squandered: hospitals can use a range of strategies to become more efficient in the way they use this precious blood component. This article is accompanied by a self-assessment questionnaire so you can test your knowledge after reading it
Anaemia is associated with significant postoperative risks, but if present pre-operatively it could be addressed before surgery. A surgical team’s pre-operative anaemia service reduced both risks and costs
Surgical patients with a history of migraines have a greater risk of having a stroke and being re-admitted to hospital, a new study has found.
Acute trusts have been told to “cease most inpatient elective activity” over Christmas and significantly reduce bed occupancy, to free up capacity and try to avoid further deterioration in emergency care.
New NICE guidance on surgical temperature takingSubscription
Some common techniques for taking temperature must not be used before, during or after surgery, states new official guidance on preventing hypothermia on the operating table.
Oxford Handbook of Critical Care NursingSubscription
’I feel this book could only be read by those who work within the critical care environment, intensive care, accident and emergency and theatre settings.’