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A urostomy is an opening in the abdomen created during in surgeries when the bladder needs to be removed or urine re-routed. A cystectomy is the surgery used to remove the bladder entirely. While it does take time, urostomy patients are able to completely return to normal life and can still enjoy ac
The news seems to be filled with tales of natural disasters that devastate lives and destroy property. You can't foresee accidents or control the weather, but you may be able to minimize damage and safeguard your family by making a contingency plan to deal with the unexpected. Whether it's fire, flo
Are your patients with pressure ulcers hosting a MRSA party - and inviting everyone?
Average citizens are faced with ethical decisions every day, but arguably none more so than doctors and nurses who must deal with split-second life-and-death decisions on a regular basis. A strict code of ethics is set out by the American Medical Association, but by its very nature, an ethical choic
If the cellar or basement in your house is made of dirt, feel fortunate that you will not have to break up and remove a concrete floor. This is the case if you plan to dig out the floor in an effort to raise the ceiling height of the cellar ceiling. The process of digging out a basement floor is mor
Bicycling can be a fun outdoor activity for kindergartners, but there are some safety concerns parents should be aware of. Guidelines on equipment, clothing and riding should be followed to make sure your little one is protected when cycling. Some tips and guidelines can help ensure your child is as
Fire sprinkler valves control the flow of water within sprinkler systems.Sprinkler image by Wolfgang Koser from Fotolia.comFire sprinkler systems include specialized pipes connected to a water supply. Whenever a fire is detected by a sprinkler system's sensors, water is transferred...
Eye protection regulations are important to keep workers safe from injury.Helmet image by Hedgehog from Fotolia.comEye protection is a vital part of workplace safety in many different professions. Construction workers and lab employees are two positions where eye protection must be worn...
Whether wounds are minor or more serious, it is always important to stop the bleeding and treat the wound. You should seek medical attention if a wound is deep and the blood flow is heavy. You can stanch the heavy blood flow, however, or treat minor wounds and bleeding at home.
chemical burns, weather coming from and acidic or alkali chemical can cause serious injury to the eye if proper care is not taken. Children often get into places where they should not be and unfortunately can come into contact with chemicals that are not safe for them. With a few easy steps I will
While elevators are among the safest modes of transportation, improper maintenance and mistakes made by passengers can lead to injuries and even deaths. This article contains information on the demographic most likely to be seriously injured by elevator doors--children-- and also discusses elevator-
Treating Formica surfaces with a protective wax compound is the best way to keep its factory shine and avoid damaging it. Of course, protecting the surface involves constantly remembering to use hot pads and cutting boards to protect the surface from cuts and burns. Prior to treating the surface, it
Is there a survival advantage for total thyroidectomy over lobectomy in patients with papillary thyroid cancer?
Learn about the latest strategies for managing complex finger injuries.
Surgeons use disposable surgical tools only once.Ready for surgery image by DGGallery from Fotolia.comSurgeons use specialty tools for performing specific actions during surgery. Some operating tools are designed for general use, while others are designed for a specific procedure or...
What steps can be taken to improve initial patient triage in the ED? A three-part triage algorithm is described in this study protocol.