Category list : Theatre/perioperative
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Theatre nurses at a hospital in North Yorkshire will now be caring for patients throughout their whole procedure – from the moment they go to sleep in the anaesthetic room, to the moment they wake up in the recovery room.
Outstanding professionals and volunteers, including nurses, working in the field of organ donation and transplantation from across the UK have been honoured in the first awards of their kind.
The children’s wards at both the James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital now have a fleet of five electric cars.
Operating department practitioners and members of 15 other health and care professions will see their annual regulation fee increase after a decision by the Health and Care Professions Council.
Theatre nurses and colleagues are celebrating 10 years of a surgical checklist, which has helped save countless lives and improved outcomes for patients in England and around the world.
A side room on a surgical ward has been turned into a homely and private space for patients to be with family and friends. This initiative won the Enhancing Patient Dignity category in the 2018 Nursing Times Awards
The winner of the first ever Nursing Times bake off was announced this week at our annual awards ceremony in London.
A ground-breaking “surgery school” designed to boost the fitness and wellbeing of patients before they go under the knife is helping reduce the time people spend in hospital, shows an evaluation.
Perioperative nurses increasingly care for people with dementia, but they are often not adequately prepared for this. This article outlines the challenges and potential solutions
At James Paget University Hospitals, vulnerable patients undergoing elective surgery benefit from extra support from the ‘VIP pathway’ team. This initiative won the Learning Disabilities Nursing category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
A nurse with a lifelong career in surgical care has been honoured by the UK’s oldest surgical royal college.
A new anaesthetic formula that makes bad-tasting medicine taste nice has been developed by Australian researchers, who say it has the potential to make it easier to treat sick children.
Deep brain stimulation aims to improve motor performance and quality of life in people with Parkinson’s disease, and reduce the need for medication
Peri-operative nurses face events, such as patient deaths, that often cause emotional distress, but there are tools available to help them cope. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
At the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, patients waiting for heart surgery attend a pre-operative education session. This initiative won the Surgical Nursing category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards
Operating theatres may soon with two suturing devices that could provide a new alternative to hand stitching, according to those behind the new technology.
Next week will see the first national awareness day to specifically mark specialist staff who work in hospital operating theatres.
Staffing levels at independent acute hospitals are generally good but a review of provision by the Care Quality Commission has found not all nurses have the specialist skills they need.
This article reviews the essentials of nursing care for patients with external ventricular drains. It comes with a self-assessment, enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
Older adults who are also frail are twice as likely to experience delirium following elective surgery than others of an older age, a new review by Canadian researchers suggests.
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.
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.
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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
The first ever randomised trial to investigate why some patients develop infections after hip or knee replacement surgery, and which type of surgical revision treatment is best, has begun in the UK.
A theatre nurse and union activist has won a marginal seat in the West Midlands at last week’s general election.
Many casualties from the Manchester attack ended up in theatre, cared for by experienced nursing staff like Mari Hopley, a senior staff nurse in anaesthetics and recovery at Stepping Hill Hospital.
Directors of nursing plan for a major incident but hope it will never happen.
Measuring functional impairment might be a better tool for postoperative pain assessment in older patients than asking them about their pain levels, suggest German researchers.
The drug ketamine does not lower levels of pain or reduce the need for pain-killing opioid drugs in the days after an operation, according to US researchers.
A hospital nurse and a senior nurse involved in commissioning, both with their own children, explain their experiences of the terrorist incident that shook Manchester on Monday night.
An experienced recovery nurse has been elected as the new mayor of Ipswich in Suffolk.
As a student nurse I got used to being thrown in at the deep end and to starting a ward placement on nights with just an agency staff nurse or ending up in charge of wards at weekends. We were a pair of hands, counted in the numbers and were expected to hit the ground running.
Theatre nurse seeking to become a Midlands MPSubscription
A theatre nurse and union activist is hoping to win a marginal seat in the West Midlands at the general election next month.