Category: Perioperative Nursing

Jatene Procedure

Jatene Procedure

Definition Jatene Procedure is an open heart surgery procedure used to correct transposition of the great arteries. It is also called an Arterial Switch that was developed by a Canadian...

Cleft Palate Repair

Cleft Palate Repair

Cleft palate repair – is surgical repair of congentinal defects in the palate Causes of defects 1. Lack of embryonic development elements of the prepalate (face, lips, premaxilla and incisors)...

Fontan Procedure

Fontan Procedure

Fontan Procedure Definition Fontan Procedure is an open heart surgery where a passageway is created to shunt the nonoxygenated blood directly to the pulmonary artery and lungs bypassing the right...

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Open Reduction of the Humerus

Definition Realignment and fixation of a fracture of the arm necessitating an operative incision. Discussion A variety of fractures of the humerus may occur. If closed reduction and immobilization are...

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Repair of Imperforate Anus

Definition The establishment of colorectal continuity when there is absence of an anal orifice, and/ or closure of fistula if present. Discussion There are four classes or description of imperforate...

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LASIK (Laser Eye Surgery)

LASIK or Lasik is an abbreviation for laser assisted in situ keratomileusis. It is the newest type of refractory surgery which mainly treats my opia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness) and astigmatism (when the cornea curves...

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Iridectomy

Definition Excision of a section of the iris. Discussion This procedure is usually indicated for primary angle-closure glaucoma, secondary angle-closure glaucoma, and occluded angle glaucoma. The creation of a new...