321 Results for Patient Experience

Proper patient positioning before shoulder surgery prevents painful nerve and pressure injuries, and gives surgeons critical access to hard-to-reach areas of the joint space....

Total joint replacements have long been recognized as one of the more painful surgeries patients undergo. Thanks to the widespread use of multimodal pain...

When linens were in short supply during COVID-19, staff at Houston Physicians’ Hospital (HPH) struggled to procure enough cotton blankets to keep their patients warm. When they reached out to vendors to try to obtain more...

Asking patients to follow strict NPO restrictions is no longer commonplace — and for good reason. Allowing patients to drink clear fluids up to two hours before their scheduled procedures keeps them hydrated, reduces...

In order for an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol to work as intended, you often need an extra something that could make some medical professionals a little...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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