Frequency of Instrument Breakage During Orthopaedic Procedures and Its Effects on Patients
- Prospective collection of error data in orthopaedic and trauma surgery procedures. Wirbel, Reiner; Yacoub, Ahmad; Dehne, Marius // International Orthopaedics;Nov2014, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p2369
Purpose: The frequency, type and consequences of errors in orthopaedic and trauma surgery procedures should be analysed. Methods: In a level II trauma centre, errors and intraoperative complications were prospectively recorded concerning type, severity, preventability and consequences. The...
- Independent sector treatment centres: how the NHS is left to pick up the pieces. Wallace, W. Angus // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);3/11/2006, Vol. 332 Issue 7541, p614
The article discusses independent sector treatment centres (ISTC) and the benefits and problems they pose for orthopaedic surgery patients. Patients do not have to wait as long for surgery, however, junior doctors from other countries are being recruited and in ISTCs they have no supervision....
- BBS checklists come to the OR. // Industrial Safety & Hygiene News;Aug2008, Vol. 42 Issue 8, p14
The article reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced a new safety checklist for operation rooms around the world to prevent surgical errors and improve patient safety. The checklist identifies three phases including before the use of anaesthesia, before the beginning of...
- The Effect of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist on Complication Rate and Communication. Fudickar, Axel; Hörle, Kim; Wiltfang, Jörg; Bein, Berthold // Deutsches Aerzteblatt International;10/18/2012, Vol. 109 Issue 42, following p695
Background: In 2009, the World Health Organisation issued a worldwide recommendation for the use of its Surgical Safety Checklist in all operative procedures. In this review, we present the available data on the implementation of this checklist and its effect on perioperative morbidity and...
- Reducing postoperative pain without constipation. Foye, Patrick M. // Cortlandt Forum;5/25/96, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p104
Writes that postoperative orthopaedic patients are as limited by constipation as they are by the surgery itself. Etiology; Darvocet as provider of the most pain relief with least effect on bowel motility.
- Links between malnutrition and infection are established. Hansen, Patricia; Parvizi, Javad // Orthopedics Today;Nov2009, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p19
This article discusses the relation between malnutrition and infection in orthopedic surgery.
- Slim surgery's risk. Wolfe, Yun Lee // Prevention;Dec96, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p47
Tells that extra weight may complicate recovery from surgery. Results of a study that was published in the November 1995 issue of `American Surgeon'; Statistics on obesity and complications; Advice if you are overweight and scheduled for surgery.
- Ounce of prevention a lesson worth learning. Medow, Norman B. // Ophthalmology Times;04/15/97, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p12
Reviews the contributions of Joseph Lister and Louis Pasteur to the prevention of postoperative infections. Pasteur's discovery of the effect of germs on beer and wine; Lister's utilization of carbolic acid in preventing surgical infections; Advocacy of glove use in ophthalmic surgeries.
- Preparation, alertness help lessen surgical complications. Wright, Martha // Dermatology Times;Apr96, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p6
Reports on the advice of physician Mark R. Balle on the prevention of complications arising from dermatologic surgery as presented at the 1996 meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. Importance of patient education; Good patient history as another important preparatory step; Need for...