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Medical / Surgery

April 2012 Vol. 7 No. 4

Author: Rose Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Author Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, has written a fascinating article on the history of surgery for The New England Journal of Medicine. Read more. You can also access other articles in the journal’s 200 year, Special Anniversary articles at here . . .

April 2012 Vol. 7 No. 4

Author: A. Kate Eby, MN, APRN, ONC, FNP-C

Learn more about this common disorder of neuromuscular transmission and its affects on patients

December 2011, Vol. 6 No. 12

Author: Patricia A. Brooks, RN

The Veterans Health Administration Medical Team Training program, designed to improve teamwork between nurses and physicians, significantly decreased surgical morbidity according to a study in Archives of Surgery. Read more . . .

June 2011 Vol. 6 No. 6

Author: Suzanne M. Kasper, RN

Women who undergo major gastrointestinal (GI) surgery are less likely to die in the hospital than men according to a retrospective analysis of 307,124 patients. Researchers are unsure of he reason behind the difference. Read more . . .

June 2011 Vol. 6 No. 6

Author: Kathryn L Lang MSN, RN, NE-BC, C-NE

Standardization of medical-surgical products across hospitals and health systems can have significant benefits in cost savings, employee satisfaction, and the quality of patient care. North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System is now well into the process of standardizing products in many areas using multidisciplinary value analysis teams, and . . .

March 2010 Vol. 5 No. 3

Author: Joan C. Borgatti, MEd, RN

On March 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about counterfeit surgical mesh being distributed under C. R. Bard/Davol brand name. Affected lot numbers are at: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm204199.htm . . .

June 2009 Vol. 4 No. 6

Author: Cindy Johnson, MS, RN, CNS, PCCN

Peripheral arterial disease is all too common – and all too often goes unrecognized.

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