Perioperative Nursing
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

Pain at the lumbar area and straining in order to urinate, these are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland. Males especially those who are above 40 years old may have common complaints such as the stated above. Urologists may give medications in order to relieve the enlargement of the prostate. However, when symptoms worsen,...
OR Nurse: Scrub vs Circulating

OR Nurse: Scrub vs Circulating

An Operating Room Nurse (OR nurse) is a special type of practicing nurse. They are specially trained to handle the fast-phasing environment with accuracy while maintaining professional approach towards patient care. These nurses are packed with complete existence in all corners of the operating room.Their knowledge and skills are constantly challenged depending on the demands...
Angiogram vs  Angioplasty - Patient Care for Pre and Post Operation

Angiogram vs Angioplasty – Patient Care for Pre and Post Operation

Cardiac catheterization nowadays has become very popular since coronary artery diseases are rising due to unhealthy lifestyle and stress. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year and that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Coronary heart disease is the most common type...
Operating Room Techniques - OPERATION OUCH!

Operating Room Techniques – OPERATION OUCH!

Operating Room exposure is one of the most stressful experiences for newcomers. Student nurses, even with the assistance of the clinical instructor, seem to act as if they have not yet seen blood, shiny instruments and others. Some faint due to nervousness, others avoid receiving orders from their CI due to fear of committing mistakes....
Anesthesia Nursing Considerations

Anesthesia Nursing Considerations

Anesthesia came from the Greek words an- and –aisthesis which literally means “without sensation”. This is anything (usually of medical in nature) that brings temporary absence or diminished pain sensation and muscle relaxation during a surgical procedure. Along with the above mentioned effects, it is also popular for causing a phenomenon called “hypnosis”, which is...
Perioperative Nursing-Three Phases

Perioperative Nursing-Three Phases

  The term perioperative nursing refers to all the activities and responsibilities assumed by a nurse before, during, and after a surgical procedure. The systematic tool, nursing process, is involved in these procedures to ensure the quality of care that a surgical patient will receive. Three phases in perioperative nursing 1. Pre – operative phase...
Surgical Suture Commonly Use Materials:Size and Techniques

Surgical Suture Commonly Use Materials:Size and Techniques

Suture also known as stitches  a piece of thread like material use to secure wound edges or body parts together after an injury or surgery. A variety of suture exists in size strength and durability.Stitches placed deep inside the wound always requires the use of dissolvable (absorbable) sutures, whereas stitches visible on the skin (placed...
Herniorraphy Surgical Procedure

Herniorraphy Surgical Procedure

Herniorraphy as a surgical procedure indicated for patients that needs repair on hernias. Occurrence of hernia may be seen if a certain tissue or part of an organ bulges or constricted in a hollow part such as a bone near the abdominal area. For an overview, there are three kinds of hernia that needs an...
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