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Complete Guide to Foreign Body Management

Foreign bodies take on many different forms. They are typically found in the esophagus, also known as foreign object ingestions (FOI), but can also be found in the stomach and rectum. They range from coins, paperclips, and safety pins to a more common type called, food bolus. Food stuck in the esophagus is more common in adults... Read More

Surgical Instrument Cleaning Chemistries

Cleaning, which refers to the removal of soil from a medical device or instrument, is a critical step when processing instruments in the sterile processing department (SPD). As the name implies, instrument cleaning chemistries are solutions specifically formulated to aid in the removal of organic and inorganic soils from medical instruments and other devices used during patient procedures... Read More

Lateral Position

One of the four main surgical patient positions, the lateral position is used for procedures that require surgical access to one side of the patient’s body. In the lateral position, the patient lies on one side. Some common procedures... Read More

Prone Position

The prone position is a patient position used during surgical procedures that provide surgical access to the dorsal aspects of the patient’s body. In the prone position, the patient is positioned face-down with their head in a neutral position without excessive flexion, extension, or rotation. The patient’s arms should...  Read More

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