336 Results for Patient Experience

Last May, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) revised its guideline for patient skin antisepsis to provide evidence-based practices that reduce...

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy and a condition for which many patients seek treatment, according to Mark A. Mahan, MD, FAANS....

Imagine walking into the operating room of tomorrow and feeling out of place in unfamiliar surroundings. “ORs are going to look very different in the future,” ...

If you’re one of the many facilities leaders wrestling with trying to decide which patients should undergo nasal decolonization before their procedures, you might be asking...

The patient underwent a revision decompression with a two-level front-back fusion first thing in the morning and was up and moving about by evening. “That was definitely...

Lee Rubin, MD, held his iPhone up to his computer’s webcam during a recent conference call to show the participants video proof of how well patients do after joint...

Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan (OAM) at Midtowne, a freestanding surgery center in Grand Rapids, provided free lunches to joint replacement patients and the person who accompanies them to the facility after launching...

Discharge specialists at Vance Thompson Vision in Sioux Falls, S.D., recover patients and help them to their cars when they’re ready to head home. “We decided to prioritize discharge efficiency, which allows for better...

If you want to get a glimpse into the potential of outpatient surgery, look no further than orthopedics. Surgeons, armed with the industry’s latest technologies and tools,...

The steady movement of total hip and knee arthroplasties to outpatient ORs shows no signs of slowing down thanks to advances in minimally invasive surgical...

Most cataract surgeons can remove a cloudy natural lens and implant an IOL in less than 10 minutes, so high-volume ophthalmic facilities thrive by finding ways to...

Angela Francois couldn’t sleep. The painful numbness in her hands was waking her up in the middle of the night on a more consistent basis. She had been experiencing...

Less than a decade ago, virtually all spine surgeries were performed on an inpatient basis. The reason for this was much more than an antiquated belief that those who had just had back surgery should be immobilized...

Stretcher chairs enable patients to remain on one surface from pre-op through a procedure and all the way to PACU. They eliminate the need for staff to laterally transfer...

Forcing loved ones to sit in their vehicles in the parking lot as part of COVID-19 restrictions made The Toledo (Ohio) Clinic Outpatient Surgery Center’s job of providing the best possible patient experience more difficult...

There are plenty of reasons more surgeons are turning to non-traditional ways to improve their wound-closure techniques and improve the overall healing process....

Sometimes all it takes to put younger patients at ease before surgery is a friend — a furry one they can squeeze to death in the OR and take home with them after the procedure is over. That’s the idea behind...

Virginia Alan knew she needed a total hip replacement before traveling to Paris with her husband to celebrate their wedding anniversary. She also assumed the procedure...

Patients who experience numbness and pain in their hands — the telltale symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome — can opt to have the condition treated with open surgery...

I’m a nurse with more than 30 years of OR experience who has undergone my fair share of surgeries. Recently, an elective procedure mishap resulted in four subsequent surgeries over the course of five months...

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