Doctors and nurses should be asking you questions, taking your medical history and helping you get safely into and out of the operating room, through recovery and ultimately, back home.
Because over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are taken without the help of a doctor, it’s especially important that you read the label. Here are some tips for decoding the labels on your medications.
During your hospitalization, your nurse is the primary member of your caregiver team who will monitor your safety – from admission to discharge. At Cleveland Clinic, nurses follow a Professional Practice Model focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. Your nurse keeps a close eye on your care to identify risks related to … Read More
We’ve all seen the roadside signs or posters nailed to telephone poles. Unnamed sellers offer to buy unused test strips for people with diabetes. You may even see these supplies on online sites such as eBay, where test strips may be resold. What do they really offer? Inexpensive but unreliable, possibly unsafe blood glucose monitoring … Read More
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How can a surgical team prevent a patient from becoming too cold while under anesthesia? This is one of the important questions explored by the Department of Outcomes Research, an integral part of Cleveland Clinic’s Anesthesiology Institute. Founded in 2005 by Daniel Sessler, MD, the department supports every aspect of clinical anesthesiology research, including trial … Read More