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- Good news for the drinking man. // Men's Health;Mar95, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p100
Reports that surgeons are finally allowing patients to drink liquids up to two hours before surgery, down from the old twelve-hour limit. How research has demonstrated that it only takes two hours for liquids to clear the stomach; Survey results of US hospitals using the two-hour guideline.
- Preop testing under the knife. // Consumer Reports on Health;May95, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p58
Reports that many of the standard preoperative tests are unnecessary and are potentially dangerous. Development of guidelines that limit unnecessary testing; Patients' right to question the need for such tests.
- Decision making. // Patient Care;7/15/1993, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p149
Reviews the article `Preoperative Laboratory Testing: Should Any Test be `Routine' Before Surgery?,' by Macpherson DS.
- Cost-effective preoperative laboratory testing. Roizen, Michael F.; Zylke, Jody W. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;1/26/94, Vol. 271 Issue 4, p319
Answers a question on what cost-effective preoperative testing is necessary. Testing as unnecessary in case of absence of risk factors; Performance of tests and assessments that provide more benefit for the patient than risk; Guidelines on necessary testing.
- Smoothing the way for surgery. R.M.D. // Cortlandt Forum;11/25/96, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p96
Offers advice on obtaining laboratory results for preoperative surgical patients. Need to assess a patient's operative risk before sending the patient to a surgeon.
- Technician or clinician? It's your decision. Bankhead, Charles // Urology Times;Dec96, Vol. 24 Issue 12, p11
Highlights areas of preoperative care that require ongoing attention. Confirmation of the diagnosis; Review of options appropriate for managing the condition; Discussion and documentation of informed consent; Five-part approach to informed consent.
- Guidelines addressing preoperative assessment of geriatric patients aim to enhance outcomes. Wood, Elizabeth // OR Manager;Jul2013, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p1
The article discusses guidelines for addressing preoperative assessment of geriatric patients developed jointly by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). Topics include components of care that will...
- THE WAY AHEAD. Fenske, Sean // Surgical Products;Nov2001, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p6
Reports the benefits of preoperative warming to patients. Number of infections in the 277 warmed patients; Prescription of postoperative antibiotics to the non-warmed patients; Comment of Doctor Thomas Hunt, a wound healing expert to the warming therapies.
- Expand your mandated pre-procedure timeout to enhance patient safety efforts in the OR. // Same-Day Surgery;Apr2007 Supplement, Vol. 31, p1
Although the pre-procedure timeout is recognized as an important activity to prevent wrong site surgery, some programs are expanding the timeouts to include more than patient name, procedure, and site. ï¿½ Staff members believe that pre-surgical briefings improve staff collaboration and...
- Perioperative medical care: Applying data and clinical judgment. Merli, Geno J. // Patient Care;Oct2006, Vol. 40 Issue 10, p12
The article discusses various reports within the issue related to patients' preoperative care, including "What the New Guidelines Offer for Preoperative Risk Reduction," "Managing Preoperative Medications," "Efficient Use of Bridge Anticoagulation Therapy" and "Prophylaxis of Venous...