Thursday, October 22, 2015
People who go into a hospital or clinic for medical procedures, such as surgery, are automatically at risk of potential complications due to the complex nature of the procedures and their associated tasks. Administering anesthesia is one of these tasks. Though it is generally safe, it could have negative results if done by inexperienced hands. As a hospital administrator, you want to ensure that every procedure in your facility will be well carried out, and administering anesthesia is no exception.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
As a hospital manger or administrator, it can be hard to fulfill the needs of your medical institution in Northern California. One of the primary aspects of operation that you need to address is the need for manpower. Nurses, doctors, and other essential staff can be hard-to-fill positions. Most of the time, you can hire fresh from the labor pool, but it can be time-consuming and could saddle you with inexperienced staff. This can be dangerous when it involves professionals like surgeons. Fortunately, it's now possible to outsource some of your staffing needs, at least in the case of anesthesia physicians. What They Do For Your Patients Before you get started, it’s important to understand that some people can't differentiate between anesthesia physicians and normal anesthetists. The differences can be very significant, though.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
More seniors are projected to need, or elect to undergo, surgery in the coming years. According to the American Society of Anesthesiologists, about a quarter of them (the U.S. population that’s at least 65 years old) is expected to have at least one surgical procedure in their elderly years. Most of their surgeries may involve the need for general anesthesia, especially if the surgery is aimed at managing serious or chronic conditions, such as hip fractures, heart disease, and stroke. As a person ages, the risk of experiencing surgery complications heightens, and in major surgeries where general anesthesia is involved, the risk could be more serious. For instance, they may suffer postoperative cognitive dysfunction or POCD, where they can have memory or concentration and learning problems after the procedure.