336 Results for Patient Experience

Cataract surgeries are commonplace at Andersen Eye Surgery Center in Saginaw, Mich., so nearly all of the patients the staff care for are well into their autumn years. The senior...

At their core, anesthesia machines are basically all the same: They administer inhalational agents to induce sedation or general anesthesia while maintaining...

At my most recent full-time clinical role in a hospital, there was a significant issue with post-op infections in patients who underwent colon procedures. We instituted...

Regional anesthesia requires a blending of science and art. Bathing nerves that innervate specific body parts with local anesthetics is a proven way to eliminate...

Many patients are more afraid of post-op nausea and vomiting (PONV) than they are of the surgery itself. That means a single incident of PONV can wreak havoc on...

In the rapid-turnover, high-volume world of outpatient surgery, anesthesia professionals prepare for the worst but hope for the best. In a vast majority of cases,...

The first thing two anesthesiologists said when asked about deep monitored anesthesia care (MAC) was that the term is often misunderstood by surgeons or patients who...

Patients don’t always pay attention to discharge information while they’re recovering in post-op or remember what they were told after they leave the facility. The written instructions they receive are often mixed in...

The pandemic forced surgical professionals across the country to come up with innovative ways to communicate with their socially distanced patients, and many turned...

To strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion in health care, surgical leaders must step up and take purposeful action. Carter Todd, MS, RN, CCRN, a nurse leader with...

Demetrio Aguila III, MD, FACS, wants surgeons to provide world-class care that doesn’t saddle patients with crushing financial debt, and ensures buy-in from the patient...

It's important to include family members in the care of their loved ones on the day of surgery. Family members provide vital information about patients and help to ensure discharge instructions are followed, which prevents...

My partner and I offer free phone consultations for prospective patients to provide them with a timely diagnosis of their health conditions and schedule the treatments they need. That’s especially important when dealing with...

Every surgical patient should be warmed, whether it's to keep them comfortable in chilly ORs or prevent the chilling effects of perioperative hypothermia. It's equally clear that...

Patients are already nervous and anxious before surgery. Add dehydrated and hungry to the equation and their discomfort spikes as their blood sugar drops. How well...

Communication apps and online management software improve overall efficiencies by helping to properly prepare patients for surgery and making sure cases start on time....

In her quest to create an anti-racist healthcare system, DeAnna Minus-Vincent, MPA, often thinks about her grandfather. Ms. Minus-Vincent, senior vice president and chief...

It was the end of a busy day in Stanford Hospital’s oncology clinic and I was completely spent from the grind of my responsibilities as a surgical intern. I wanted to find a quiet...

The nation's melting pot is at a full boil. Consider that racial and ethnic minorities in this country will become the majority population in the coming decades. The United States...

 One of the common misconceptions providers have when caring for pediatric patients is thinking they’re little adults who can be treated with scaled-down versions of...

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