Month: June 2017

Disposable vs. Reusable Medical Instruments: Which Is Better?

In the past few years, the demand for disposable medical instruments has skyrocketed. Doctors and nurses now prefer to use equipment that is easy to dispose of and plastic medical instruments provide just that. Although medical professionals still use both disposable plastic supplies and traditional metal instruments, the rising preference for the former begs the …

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Helping Patients Manage Preoperative Fear

The operating room doesn’t usually strike patients as a positive place to be. It is common for patients to have doubts and overwhelming fears before their scheduled procedure. Doctors can play a significant role in helping patients calm down. So, before slipping on the comfortable surgery shoes, using these tips can really help patients get …

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Safety First! Review The Do’s And Don’ts In Electrosurgery

You have probably used electrosurgical units (ESU) by now, maybe many times, but a little review is a very good safety precaution. This guide can also serve to highlight pointers you can give when training other staff on the use of ESUs. Before the Operation Do’s: Make sure the room where you will conduct the …

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Prepare Your Patient F or Minimally Invasive Surgery

Some surgical operations are minimally invasive. These may include medical procedures such as cosmetic and gynaecological surgeries, among others. Minor or minimally invasive surgery typically use diathermy forceps and similar devices to cut and coagulate, allowing for relatively shorter recovery times of the patient. Though these types of surgical procedures have fewer risks than more …

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