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Published: October 30, 2017

  • IV acetaminophen prevents post-op shivering Administering intravenous acetaminophen to patients after they've received general anesthesia can reduce the incidence and severity of post-op shivering, according to research presented at this month's annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The condition, which can occur in up to half of anesthetized patients during emergence, causes significant pain and discomfort, and can stress the body's cardiovascular system.
  • Commiserate with your colleagues If you have a regular whine and dine happy hour with your colleagues, you're likely better off than those who don't. That's according to a new study commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research, which found that healthcare staff who share their experiences and challenges in the workplace have less psychological distress, more teamwork, and more empathy for both colleagues and patients.
  • Studies compare robotic-assisted vs. laparoscopic surgery According to 2 recent studies published by JAMA, the outcomes of robotic-assisted laparascopic procedures do not hold advantages over their traditional counterparts and, in fact, may be more costly and time-consuming.
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