The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four knee ligaments that connect the upper leg bone (femur) with the large lower leg bone (tibia). The ACL stabilizes knee movement by: Continue reading
The Perioperative experience encompass the three major phases of surgeryâ€”the preoperative, the intraoperative, and the postoperative phase. The Preoperative Phase extends from the time the client is admitted in the surgical unit to the time he is prepared physically, psychologically, spiritually and legally for the surgical procedure until he is transported into the operating room. Continue reading
What Is Pain?
Everyone had experienced pain in their life. Pain comes in many different forms. The perception and tolerance of pain vary widely from individuals and to cultures. Some people may have higher pain tolerance than others. Pain can be synonymous to suffering for many people. Pain is a sensation that hurts. It can be really hard to describe pain as it varies from individuals. A pain can be stabbing, sudden, intermittent, throbbing, pinching, or aching. Pain can be acute or chronic. Pain can be mild, moderate or severe. Assessment of pain is vital to treatment and management.