Author: Gillian Griffith

Research At-a-Glance: What Painkillers During Surgery Might Mean For Your Recovery

Research At-a-Glance: What Painkillers During Surgery Might Mean For Your Recovery

Did you know?  This study found that high doses of fentanyl (an opioid) during surgery caused higher levels of post-op pain and post-op vomiting. Similarly, this 2018 study found that the high use of remifentanil (another opioid patients are given during surgery to relieve pain) increased the need for early post-op painkiller consumption. In other […]

The Importance of Good Nutrition: 5 Fascinating Ways Your Diet Affects Your Overall Wellness

The Importance of Good Nutrition: 5 Fascinating Ways Your Diet Affects Your Overall Wellness

We’re all well aware of the intrinsic link between our diet and our body weight—but the importance of good nutrition stretches far beyond waist circumference. When we understand the impact our diet has on our overall wellness—from the appearance of our skin to our body’s ability to fight viruses—reaching for a handful of fruit instead […]

Meet Your Surgical Team: The Pros Who Play a Role in Your Procedure

Meet Your Surgical Team: The Pros Who Play a Role in Your Procedure

It’s no secret surgery can be overwhelming—but knowing who’s involved with your procedure is a great way to ease your nerves. Today, we’re breaking down everyone you might meet along your surgery journey and what they do for you.  1. Circulator or Circulating Nurse Acts as your advocate while you’re under anesthesia Communicates your needs […]

Is Your Surgery Going Digital? What To Know About Telemedicine and Surgery

Is Your Surgery Going Digital? What To Know About Telemedicine and Surgery

As the world navigates a global pandemic, it’s no surprise that reducing unnecessary contact is a huge focus for healthcare providers. One way they’re doing so? The use of telemedicine. While telemedicine might feel brand-new to patients everywhere, the truth is it’s been around for quite a while—and we’re likely to see it grow in […]

Stress and Surgery:  How Psychological Stress Affects Your Ability to Heal

Stress and Surgery: How Psychological Stress Affects Your Ability to Heal

There’s no doubt about it—we’re living in incredibly stressful times. From a global pandemic to the overwhelming idea of not knowing what our collective future might have in store, there are endless reasons to stress, sweat, and—if we’re being honest—shed some tears lately. If you’re getting ready to undergo a procedure during COVID-19, that stress […]