Situation: Spinal surgery patients (fusion, etc) requiring urinary
catheterization due to overextended bladders in the peri and postop
Background: Some patients are requiring extended hospital stays or may
go home with foley catheters post op.
Assessment: Our organization is looking for ways/options for decreasing
the need for foley catheters in this orthopedic population. They are
looking for data on patient demographics such as complicating illness,
age, anesthesia, etc., that may precipitate this complication.
Recommendation: One thought is to have a Bladder program to manage this
Question: I have found little on this particular topic. I see Bladder
programs for chronic conditions but nothing specific for this acute
situation. I don't see anything of essence for this specific population
that deals with overextended bladders.
Am I not seeing the forest for the trees? Does anyone know of such
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I have a reference question from a patron. The question is: "At what age can a child safely receive blood with preservatives?"
Up-to-Date stated that neonates can get metabolic toxicities from the preservatives in transfused blood, but that is the only information I could find there. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 18th ed., 2007 had a paragraph which indicated that the age did not matter, but the paragraph was not definitive.
Would appreciate any information that you could find.
Diane E. Young, Information Specialist
IS-Knowledge Services/ Baker 101
Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr
One Deaconess Rd
Boston, MA 02215
Hi all -
I have a reference question that has me stumped!! Our risk manager is
looking for guidelines or recommendations for using gel and/or taping of a
patient's eyes during anesthesia, in this case, while the patient was
having an MRI. I found a couple of guidelines from some university medical
centers, but she specifically wants them from an authoritative
organization. I have put a call and an email in to the ASA and checked
their website (which I will do again) but wondered if any of you have some
Many thanks in advance!
Ellen Aaronson, MLS, AHIP
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center