How Do Laparatomy Sponges Maintian Clinical Cleanliness?
Medical technology advances rapidly, and doctors and patients alike take all kinds of procedures for granted that would have been unthinkable even ten years ago. Many types of medical sponges make surgery safer and help recovery. For example, laparotomy sponges are essential for surgery and preventing contamination and infections. Medical sponges should be stored and handled carefully in order to maintain their quality and performance.
Types of medical sponges
Medical sponges are used during surgery to absorb fluids and blood, to prevent contamination, apply pressure and to protect tissues. Depending on the purpose for which they are to be used, medical sponges vary in size. They can be anywhere from small gauze pads to towel-sized, as large as one square foot.
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Five Things That a Happiness Coach Does to Help You Achieve Your Dreams
Have you ever thought of visiting a happiness coach? Maybe the idea of happiness coaching sounds like hippy dippy phony bologna to you. We don’t blame you, without understanding what a happiness coach really is, it’s easy to make that assumption.
However, the more people make their dreams a reality with the guidance of happiness coaching, the more common they are becoming. Americans live in the land of prosperity. Often, our greatest challenge in feeling satisfaction is our our perspective. The benefit of a happiness or Continue Reading
Three Tips for Hiring In-home Caregivers
Are you looking for assistance at home? If you recognize that hiring elder care assistance at home for yourself or for a loved one, you’ve already gotten through the toughest hurdle. You’ve been independent your entire adult life, coming to terms with the fact that you can’t do the things you used to, and that you would benefit from assistance at home is very difficult. If you’re looking for assistance at home for your parent, recognizing that your parent — who has been the provider and caretaker for you since the day you were born — now needs help with day-to-day care is sometimes sad and makes you feel vuln Continue Reading
Reduce Your Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease–Use Your CPAP Machine as Prescribed
Did you recently take a home sleep test for sleep apnea? If you’ve discovered that you do have sleep apnea as a result of taking this home sleep test, it’s important that you consult with your physician for their sleep related medical equipment recommendations.
Your physician will likely recommend a CPAP machine, and it’s important that you use it regularly and as prescribed. Studies have shown that up to 80% of individuals suffering with sleep apnea haven’t been using their CPAP machines enough. As a result, they are at a greater risk for several serious medical conditions.
If left untreated, sleep apnea can potentially lead to stroke as well as heart disease. It’s been found that there is four-times the ri Continue Reading
Issues Addressed by Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctors
Unfortunately, many infants are born with a variety of issues such as congenital abnormalities of the ear or cleft palates. Even when children are born without these issues, they can still develop other health conditions and illnesses as they become older.
On an annual basis, approximately 40,000 babies are born with sensorineural hearing loss. It is estimated that for every 1,000 newborns, one will have some type of issue with his or her hearing.
There are three factors that tend to contribute to 30% of the hearing loss:
- Infections during pregnancy
- Environmental causes
- Birth complications
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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Child Isn’t Afraid of the Dentist From Day 1
Trips to the dentists bring anxiety out in many people, children especially.
When children are still young, they often don’t know what to expect during a trip to the family dentist, which causes them to become nervous and fearful. Many of these feelings come as a result of others’ feelings.
As a parent, it is important to put any sore feelings that you have aside about the dentist and make sure that your child knows that seeing a dentist is perfectly normal and safe.
Here are some ways to make your child’s trips to the dentist easier and calmer:
- Teach your child from an early age that oral hygiene is important. Teeth brushing is the most important first step in establishing a positive relationship with the dentist, and it’s never too early to start.
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Chronic Childhood Illness There Are Solutions Available
It’s always difficult when your child is sick. Even if all your child has is a cold, you will worry and wonder about their health to an outrageous extent — and that’s a part of being a good parent. But when your child has a health issue that is more serious, those worries start feeling ineffective. Parents understandably hate feeling helpless, and nothing will make you feel more helpless than having a sick child who needs more than a bit of cold medicine and a few days in bed to make them feel better. Sometimes, more serious health issues don’t immediately look very serious. For example, your child getting a sinus infection is not that big of a problem. But if that turns into a series of sinus infections, you’re looking at an issue that is much more problematic. Luckily, there are s Continue Reading
Ill or Injured After Hours or on the Weekend? Maybe an Urgent Care Center Is the Place to Go
Most of us have experienced something like this. It is 6:30 pm on a Friday and your seven year old daughter fell playing soccer. She hurt her left knee, what do you do? Or, it is 2:00 pm on Saturday and you fell racing down a tennis ball. You got to it in time but in your pivot back, slipped and now your ankle really hurts, what do you do? You would like to call your primary care doctor. You would like to call the pediatrician. The rub is that you can call them but they will not be able to see you until Monday morning. You do not want to wait days to be treated, you need health care now. Do you go to the emergency room? You are in luck. There is another option. You can go to a skip the wait urgent care center.
Walk in clinics have popped up around the country to treat urgent medical needs. It is i Continue Reading