Team Communication at the Speed of Thought

Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:25:59 AM America/New_York

“The common goal of the perioperative team within the operating room is the effective delivery of care in a safe, efficient, timely manner,” Ruth LeTexier, RN, BASN, PHN, director of surgical technology at Northwest Technical College in Minnesota writes in Infection Control Today. In operating suites today, she observes, all of the activity occurs at the speed of thought. 

 

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THE DELICATE BALANCE OF RISKS AND 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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7-YEAR OUTCOMES OF BARIATRIC SURGERY STUDIED AT 10 HOSPITALS

Monday, April 29, 2019 11:06:47 AM America/New_York

Just what are the 7-year weight and co-morbidity changes following bariatric surgery?

A multicenter longitudinal research project focused on this very question, studying patients at ten hospitals who had undergone either Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB).

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