The Axillary Roll: An Essential Tool for Lateral Positioning

Friday, August 2, 2019 11:23:00 AM America/New_York

Essential goods are part of any great care or service. The operating room has countless examples of such materials. As perioperative professionals we know what is needed to provide the safest patient care.

 Positioning patients safely and effectively is paramount to the success of all procedures. We often require more dedicated time and effort to position our patients, than it takes to complete the entire surgical procedure. The lateral position involves multiple steps and items to achieve safety and success. A critical device for this position is the axillary roll. This device is a hot commodity in many operating rooms; which may at times lead to a short supply because of hoarding by one service team or another.  The savvy OR team member looks ahead for the needs of the patient. However there are unplanned cases, and emergent needs that arise throughout the day. Despite these spontaneous cases, the OR nurse must never sacrifice safety at the cost of anatomical exposure and position.

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The Axillary Roll: An Essential Tool for Lateral Positioning

Thursday, July 25, 2019 11:23:59 AM America/New_York

Essential goods are part of any great care or service. The operating room has countless examples of such materials. As perioperative professionals we know what is needed to provide the safest patient care.

 Positioning patients safely and effectively is paramount to the success of all procedures. We often require more dedicated time and effort to position our patients, than it takes to complete the entire surgical procedure. The lateral position involves multiple steps and items to achieve safety and success. A critical device for this position is the axillary roll. This device is a hot commodity in many operating rooms; which may at times lead to a short supply because of hoarding by one service team or another.  The savvy OR team member looks ahead for the needs of the patient. However there are unplanned cases, and emergent needs that arise throughout the day. Despite these spontaneous cases, the OR nurse must never sacrifice safety at the cost of anatomical exposure and position.

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The Delicate Balance of Risks & Benefits in Bariatric Surgery

Monday, April 29, 2019 11:36:50 AM America/New_York

THE DELICATE BALANCE OF RISKS AND BENEFITS IN BARIATRIC SURGERY

Bariatric surgery is performed to reduce the risks of potentially life-threatening weight-related health problems, the Mayo Clinic website explains, including:

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • sleep apnea
  • type 2 diabetes
  • stroke
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