Survey of Swedish anesthesia personnel reveals need to improve knowledge, particularly in elderly and fragile patients, reports Annals of Medicine and Surgery
New York, NY, August 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Postsurgical cognitive side effects can have major implications for the level of care, length of hospital stay, and the patient’s perceived quality of care, especially in elderly and fragile patients. A nationwide survey of Swedish anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists has found there is low awareness of the risks of cognitive side effects following surgery. Furthermore, only around half of the respondents used depth-of-anesthesia monitors. Results are published in Annals of Medicine and Surgery.
Washington, DC, June 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Anesthesia providers are missing opportunities to clean their hands during surgical procedures, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).