Author: Gillian Griffith

Research At-a-Glance:  The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Research At-a-Glance: The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Did you know?  This study found that implementation of a pediatric enhanced recovery (ERAS) pathway decreases opioid utilization and shortens time to full feeding.  In other words… Pediatric patients who followed an ERAS® pathway before surgery didn’t need as many opioids and were ultimately able to begin eating again after surgery faster than patients who […]

Types of Anesthesia:  Understanding Going Under

Types of Anesthesia: Understanding Going Under

Local, regional, general—oh my! If you’ve ever undergone surgery or if you have an upcoming procedure on the books, you’re probably aware there are a few different types of anesthesia. But what, exactly, is the difference between each and what are they used for? Today, we’re breaking down all you need to know about the […]

Alternative Pain Management Without Opioids

Alternative Pain Management Without Opioids

Highly addictive and not exactly the safest option to control pain, it’s understandable that many patients choose to avoid opioids and heavy painkillers if possible. But knowing where to start with alternative pain management solutions—and ensuring you’re getting the most benefit from these methods—can be a bit tricky. Today, then, we’re breaking down all you […]

Preparing Your Child for Surgery: 5 Tips Every Parent Should Know

Preparing Your Child for Surgery: 5 Tips Every Parent Should Know

No parent wants to hear their child needs to have surgery—but it happens more than you might think (on average, 450,000 pediatric in-patient surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year). Pediatric surgery can be intimidating and overwhelming—and, while you’re busy making plans, trying to understand your child’s condition, and arranging financials, you might forget […]

Q & A with an MCL Replacement Patient

Q & A with an MCL Replacement Patient

Some products mentioned in this post provided promotional consideration to Mend Well.  If you’re getting ready to have surgery for the first time, you might find yourself wondering what surgery is like and—more importantly—how you can improve your surgery experience. To help you on your quest for a seamless, stress-free procedure, we’re sitting down today with [...]
Post-Op Delirium: What It Is, Who’s At Risk & What You Can Do About It

Post-Op Delirium: What It Is, Who’s At Risk & What You Can Do About It

If you’re tasked with caring for an elderly patient or loved one during their surgery and recovery experience, there are a number of things to plan for and consider—and post-op delirium might just be toward the top of that long list. Today, then, we’re breaking down all you need to know about this common post-op […]