Home Care Instruction for Eye Surgery – Using Health Literacy Best Practices

Health literacy is a well-established best practice that nurses can use to provide home care instructions post hospital stay. It is an excellent place to start, especially given the intensity of care, complexity of medications and importance of patient adherence. Nurses provide extensive information in a condensed period of time about how to take acre at home. With the anxiety of surgery, potential side effects of anesthesia and the time limitations of an outpatient setting, there is greater risk for patients being unprepared when they leave our care.
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

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Ridhima Sharma, Anupriya Saxena, Rohan Magoon, Mukul K JainIndian Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 64(16):242-244
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: The preoperative nursing visit may decrease the anxiety and the complications after operation in patients receiving LC. Trial registration: This study protocol is registered in Research Registry (researchregistry5924).
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
ac DI Abstract PURPOSE: Patients want personalized information before surgery; most do not receive personalized risk estimates. Inadequate information contributes to poor experience and medicolegal complaints. We hypothesized that exposure to the Personalized Risk Evaluation and Decision Making in Preoperative Clinical Assessment (PREDICT) app, a personalized risk communication tool, would improve patient knowledge and satisfaction after anesthesiology consultations compared with standard care. METHODS: We conducted a prospective clinical study (before-after design) and used patient-reported data to calculate...
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research
Shortly after the end of WWII, a British medical officer inspecting a military hospital in Germany observed a treatment for pressure injuries developed by Nazi doctors.  The officer’s name was Captain James Fulton Neil and his case report was published in the British Medical Journal along with a photograph of the unfortunate patient reproduced above.  The treatment employed suspension by wires drilled into pelvic bones, and I discovered Captain Neil’s article while researching the history of wound care. This post is a summary of my paper recently published in Advances in Skin &Wound Care that desc...
Source: Jeffrey M. Levine MD | Geriatric Specialist | Wound Care | Pressure Ulcers - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Featured Medical Articles Geriatric Medicine Pressure Injuries & Wound Care bedsore bedsores decubiti decubitus ulcer Jeff Levine MD Jeffrey M Levine MD medical history pressure sore pressure sores pressure ulcer pressure ulcers Source Type: blogs
Conclusion Transfemoral TAVR can be safely performed with local anesthesia alone and without an on-site anesthesiologist in the vast majority of patients.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Research articles: Editorial Source Type: research
Halogenated ethers, such as desflurane, sevoflurane, and isoflurane, are known to exert an array of effects besides sedation. However, the postanesthetic effects of desflurane remain undiscovered as no study has explored these effects systematically. Phenotypic screening using behavioral test batteries is a powerful method to identify such effects. In the present study, we behaviorally phenotyped desflurane-treated mice to investigate postanesthetic effects. We applied comprehensive behavioral test batteries measuring sensorimotor functions, anxiety, depression, sociability, attention, and learning abilities, starting 7 da...
Source: Behavioural Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research
To evaluate whether anesthesia of the meatal orifice reduces pain during cystoscopy in women, known to cause significant pain, discomfort and anxiety in women. Secondary end-point was to compare pain between rigid and flexible cystoscopy.
Source: Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Female Urology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 September 2020Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and PathologyAuthor(s): Yoshio Yamashita, Daiji Shimohira, Reona Aijima, Kesuke Mori, Atsushi Danjo
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Guided imagery is a low-cost, easy-to-implement, interesting exercise capable of enhancing interactions between nursing staff and children. It may also help to condition children to the environment and thereby assist them in overcoming their fears. PMID: 32917508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: J Perianesth Nurs Source Type: research
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