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 […]

Up Your Nutrients: Healthy Food Swaps & Easy Additions for Next-Level Nutrition

Up Your Nutrients: Healthy Food Swaps & Easy Additions for Next-Level Nutrition

With misleading labels boasting are-they-serious? Serving sizes, sugar-coated flakes posing as breakfast food, and salty snacks that are scientifically impossible to stop eating once you’ve started—in today’s modern world, it’s very possible to eat all day without actually consuming any real nutrition. So, what items are the major culprits and, how, exactly, can you ensure […]

Are You At Higher Risk For PONV?

Are You At Higher Risk For PONV?

At MendWell, it’s always our goal to empower patients with the information they need for a smooth surgical experience. Today, then, we’re talking about one of the most common surgical complications: postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV)—and, specifically, about how to know if you’re at a higher risk for PONV. Read for our helpful breakdown on […]