Also called “sentinel” events, a never event is described as any occurrence “in a healthcare setting resulting in death or serious physical or psychological injury to a patient or patients, not related to the natural course of the patient’s illness.”
A biopsy is also known as a human tissue test. Simply put, a sample of your body’s tissue will be taken for tests and close examination. Just the sound of that can be a bit alarming. Your doctor is going to remove living tissues from your body after all and that sounds something really serious.
Bariatric surgery is an effective method to lose weight and reduce comorbidities. Gastric bypass, gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and biliopancreatic duodenal switch are the common types.
After years of dieting and yo-yo weight loss, I decided that surgery was the way to go. Being a nurse, I researched to find the procedure with the fewest side effects. I've had four surgeries since 2011.
A look at the problems with collecting accurate pulse oximetry readings in newborns. This is for nurses or anyone else interested in the technical aspects of infant care.
Spinal taps can make diagnoses that save lives, but they can have painful side effects. Watch out for these signs that you might be suffering from a post-dural headache.
Malignant hyperthermia is an uncommon skeletal muscle disorder affecting people undergoing general anesthesia during surgeries. This article covers its diagnosis, pathophysiology, and management.
Surgical repair of your shoulder, including your rotator cuff, labrum, bicep, and tendon, can be a scary proposition. Learn what to expect on the day of surgery, as well as the immediate recovery.
Surgery is typically performed for severe laryngomalacia when sleep apnea or growth failure are present. What to expect when your child has a supraglottoplasty or epiglottopexy.
To experience boredom while recovering after a surgery or illness is very common and can even cause some people to feel depressed. These boredom-busting activities should help you keep your spirits up while making your recovery easier.
In order to donate plasma, your hematocrit (Ht or HCT) or protein levels, needs to be at a certain minimum level. Here are some helpful hints that I’ve learned during my 5 years as a plasma donor.
My son suffered a herniated disc, which led to a microdiscectomy procedure. This is the story of his experience, including the recovery phase.
Stitches have been used to close wounds for thousands of years. Staples, tape, and adhesive are also used today. Laser welding of wounds may one day be common.
These questions and answers about the lap band will be helpful for those wanting to have weight loss surgery. My experience was ultimately successful, but the struggles have been great.
Doctors may perform a fecal transplant to add good bacteria to a sick person's large intestine. When performed safely, the technique can help certain intestinal problems.
There are a number of reasons why you may need to have colostomy surgery, but here, you’ll find some of the top reasons why.
Hip replacement is a routine surgery, and the techniques are well tested. Recovery can be very speedy indeed, although there are a number of factors that will impact the specific outcome.