A review of 11 Cleveland Clinic system hospital sites found length of stay is the most important cost driver in total hip and knee replacement, and that length of stay is impacted by which day surgery is scheduled.
Whether to proceed with instrumented fusion after thoracic spine decompression is a largely unexplored question. Recent biomechanical studies in cadavers with intact rib cages are finally shedding some light.
Chest tube management in the first 24 hours of postoperative care is critical. Research by a Cleveland Clinic CNS and nurse manager considered nurse characteristics and patient factors that affect chest tube management.
OR preference cards are designed to help nurses prepare for procedures. But what happens when a glut of cards flood the system? Cleveland Clinic nurses tackled the task of standardizing OR preference cards.
At Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute, electron microscopy led to the resolution of a prolonged case of microsporidial keratitis previously missed with traditional microscopy.