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November 04, 2016 @ 12:00am

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Divine Savior Healthcare celebrates Perioperative Nurses Week, November 6 -12! 

Perioperative nursing is a nursing specialty that works with patients who are having operative or other invasive procedures. Perioperative nurses work closely with Surgeons,  Nurse Anesthetists, Surgical Technologists, First Assistants, and PA’s. They work in various settings including ambulatory surgery, surgery, recovery room, and endoscopy.

A perioperative nurse is a registered nurse who is responsible for taking care of surgical patients prior to, during, and after surgery. These tasks include attending to their physical, logistical and emotional needs. Perioperative nurses report on everything that transpires during their surgical care, including meticulous recording of vital signs, diagnostic tests and laboratory results, surgical dressings and medications. In addition to all this, they are responsible for the overall assessment and any warnings about the change in status, which to the physician are crucial. They assess and formulate a plan of care for the patient and their family. Relating information to their family and loved ones is also an important task taken by the nurse. They strive to make the patients and families comfortable and informed during their stay with us. Their priority is to provide exceptional care during a stressful time.

The perioperative nurse is an integral part of a surgical team, and as su

October 20, 2016 @ 12:00am

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October is National Physical Therapy Month and the Divine Savior Healthcare Physical Therapy team is celebrating by recognizing the positive ways Physical Therapy can help people move forward.

Read about unique Physical Therapy applications you may not have known about, below. All are designed to help you stay active throughout life!

 

Foot and ankle conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, turf toe, and bunions

A Physical Therapist (PT) can help determine the underlying causes of each of these conditions, and provide treatment (including manual therapy, orthotics, taping, and more) to help provide relief.

 

Children with developmental challenges

A pediatric Physical Therapist is skilled at recognizing which areas of a child’s development are not occurring appropriately. PT’s will then design and implement a program to help improve areas such as strength, balance, and coordination. ­

 

Patients recovering from cancer

A Physical Therapist can be an important partner in helping to recover from cancer and its treatment effects. Interventions often include a personalized progressive exercise program which has been shown to greatly improve cancer survival and recovery, as well as management of pain, edema (swelling), and deconditioning.

 

October 11, 2016 @ 12:00am

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 Divine Savior Healthcare Celebrates Central Sterile Tech Week, October 9th—15th

September 16, 2016 @ 12:00am

Divine Savior Healthcare surgical techs

September 18—24th is National Surgical Technologists Week, and the Surgery Department at Divine Savior Healthcare gives you a closer look at what it means to be a Surgical Technologist.

August 16, 2016 @ 12:00am

Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer vision syndrome (CVS) or digital eye strain, can affect anyone who spends three or more hours a day in front of a computer, tablet, e-reader or cell phone.  Many individuals are at risk, including those who “cannot work without a computer.”  And that’s not counting the millions of children, adolescents and adults who spend many hours a day playing screen-based games or using e-readers.  The average American worker spends seven hours a day on the computer, either in the office or working from home.

 
 
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