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Snoozing surgeons: How fatigue can lead to errors

It is surprisingly common for surgical residents to be fatigued, adding to concerns about how long hours and nighttime shifts could contribute to serious medical mistakes, a new study shows.


Falsified post-op records at the heart of legal battle

A Texas family claims that a surgeon was not only negligent in performing the surgery they say caused their young son's death, but also that he altered medical records to protect himself and his employer from a potential lawsuit.


Demand for anterior approach to hip replacements on the rise

At the recent American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) annual meeting in Las Vegas, studies showed that as many as 16% of members are performing ASI anterior hip arthroplasty—up from 8% at last year’s annual meeting.


Tool-wielding robots crawl in bodies for surgery

Scientists and doctors are using tiny snake robots to perform surgery on hearts, prostate cancer, and other diseased organs. The snakebots carry tiny cameras, scissors and forceps, and even more advanced sensors are in the works.



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Wrist fractures in the young and elderly
Colleen R. Walsh, DNP, MSN, RN, ONP-C, ACNP-BC

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Preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting
Mary H. Tinsley, RN, ADN; Claudia P. Barone, EdD, RN, LNC, CPC, CCNS-BC, APN

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The importance of the preoperative history and physical
Michelle R. Tinkham, MS, BSN, RN, PHN, CNOR, CLNC, RNFA

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