Category list : Theatre/perioperative
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'Mistakes do happen'Subscription
Laura’s theatre nursing placement felt overwhelming at first but she found it taught her lessons far beyond what she could learn in lectures
A mild sedative could greatly reduce the risk of patients experiencing delirium after an operation, according to a study involving UK researchers.
Clinicians at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust have launched a weekly “surgery school” designed to prepare patients mentally and physically for procedures.
How nurses can reduce waiting times in SAUsSubscription
Surgical Assessment Units, while a good idea in theory, are hindered by too much reliance on doctors, argues Alison Rae
I was scrubbed in assisting a surgeon who was doing a wedge resection, potentially leading to a lobectomy.
On this particular day I was a joint scrub with an ODP member of staff for a procedure.
Improving hydration in pre-operative patientsSubscription
A project aiming to reduce pre-operative starving times resulted in a dramatic fall in the number of patients starved for prolonged periods before undergoing surgery
Guidance on preventing surgical site infectionSubscription
A group of professional associations produced guidance for practitioners on how to apply infection prevention best practice across the surgical pathway
Avoiding inadvertent peri-operative hypothermiaSubscription
Inadvertent peri-operative hypothermia can cause serious complications, but can be prevented through active warming in the pre-operative and intra-operative phases
Devon hospital celebrates nurse’s 83rd birthday Subscription
A Torbay Hospital nurse has celebrated her 83rd birthday this month but says she has no plans to give up work yet.