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Surgery

Implementing a surgical first assistant role into that of a clinical nurse specialist at an orthopaedic specialist hospital

The Perioperative Care Collaborative (PCC) (2018) defines an SFA as ‘registered practitioner providing continuous, competent and dedicated surgical assistance under direct supervision of the operating...

Bowel dysfunction after surgery

The function of the gastrointestinal tract is to ingest and digest food and fluids, absorb nutrients and eliminate any waste products (Tortora and Derrickson, 2014). Ingestion generally occurs via the...

A simple method to secure data-driven improvement of perioperative care

In 1999, Henrik Kehlet initiated the establishment of the ‘Surgical Project’, a national unit for monitoring surgical outcome in collaboration with the National Board of Health. The purpose was to...

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