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Jennifer Heisler, RN

Updated Articles and Resources

By Jennifer Heisler, RN

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What Are the Treatments for ARDS - Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome? Created: Friday, February 11, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What is the treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)? Find out the treatments for ARDS and why they are used." itemprop="description">
    • What is Dehiscence and Evisceration Created: Sunday, December 28, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Find out what to do if your incision begins to open, a complication known as dehiscence. An incision that opens up can become a serious problem that requires medical attention. Find out more about ...
    • Preparing Before Your Surgery Created: Saturday, April 12, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What do before you have surgery, from finding a surgeon to what to pack for your hospital stay. Important surgical information from nutrition and exercise before surgery, finding out the costs of s...
    • Thoracic Surgery Defined Created: Sunday, August 31, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      An explanation of what thoracic surgery is, the structures a thoracic surgeon operates on and more.
    • Chest Tubes: What Is a Chest Tube? Created: Sunday, May 03, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What is a chest tube and how is a chest tube inserted? Find out how chest tubes are placed, why a chest tube is put in, and how a chest tube is removed.
    • What You Need To Know About Hemorrhoidectomy Surgery Created: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      When is hemorrhoid surgery necessary and what should you know before choosing to have the hemorrhoidectomy procedure? Find valuable information about hemorrhoid surgery here.
    • Laparoscopic Surgery Created: Friday, May 16, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, is a technique that allows surgery to be performed without the long traditional incision.
    • Are You a Candidate For Weight-Loss Surgery? Created: Saturday, May 10, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Do you need weight loss surgery? Do you qualify for weight-loss surgery? Find out if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery and the current criteria for surgical candidates. Find out how to qu...
    • Vascular Surgery Defined Created: Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      An explanation of the term vascular surgery.
    • Complications After Prostate Surgery Created: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Are you concerned about the complications that can happen after prostate surgery? Find out what complications are associated with prostate surgery.
    • Ten Things Your Surgeon Needs to Know Created: Sunday, February 17, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Your surgeon needs information from you just as much as you need information about your surgery. Here are the ten things you need to discuss with your surgeon before scheduling your procedure.
    • How To Pack For The Hospital Created: Saturday, November 08, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Find out what you should pack for the hospital to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Whether you are having surgery or a baby, packing well can make a huge difference in your recovery.
    • Hysterectomy For Uterine Prolapse Created: Thursday, February 12, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      If you are considering a hysterectomy, find out what to expect from women who have had a hysterectomy. This interview with a real woman who has had a hysterectomy offers insight into the procedure ...
    • What Can You Tell Me About Anal Sex and Surgery? Created: Thursday, October 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Are you wondering about anal sex and surgery? Does anal sex lead to surgery? Can you safely have anal sex after having surgery? Find out the answers to these questions here.
    • Preventing or Minimizing Scars After Surgery Created: Saturday, December 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn how to prevent and minimize surgery scars. It is possible to minimize scars from an injury or surgery, find out the different ways to decrease scarring.
    • Mastectomy Surgery - Comparing Types of Mastectomies Created: Sunday, August 17, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What is a mastectomy, why is it performed and what is the difference between the different types of mastectomy surgeries.
    • Circulating Nurse Definition Created: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Wondering what a circulating nurse is, and what a circulating nurse does? Learn more about circulating nurse job duties and more.
    • What Is an Exploratory Laparotomy Surgery? Created: Sunday, February 01, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Laparotomy surgery is quite common, find out why a laparotomy is performed, what happens during a laparotomy surgery and a typical recovery from a laparotomy procedure.
    • Help! My Surgical Incision Is Opening! Created: Sunday, December 28, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      You need to call your surgeon. Even if it is minor, the opening of an incision allows foreign material like bacteria inside of the wound.
    • What Is Diprivan? Created: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Diprivan, also known as Propofol, is a short acting sedative. Learn about how and why it is given, when it is used, and contraindications.
    • All About Constipation Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      If you are having difficulty going to the bathroom after surgery you may be constipated. There is a risk of constipation after having a surgical procedure. Learn how to prevent constipation, what t...
    • In-Depth Overview of Hysterectomy Surgery Created: Sunday, May 25, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      What is a hysterectomy and why do you need one, if you need one at all? Is a hysterectomy optional or is it necessary? What will your sex life be like after surgery and is it true your sex life wil...
    • Hernia Surgery: From Hernia Diagnosis to Repair Created: Saturday, October 04, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Hernia surgery is very common, but there are many types of hernias and just as many types of hernia repair surgeries. Find out about the different types of hernias, how hernias are diagnosed, and t...
    • How to Care For a Surgical Incision Created: Saturday, December 20, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn how to properly care for an incision, preventing infection and healing quickly.
    • Caring For Your Incision After Surgery Created: Sunday, December 28, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Learn how to care for your surgical incision properly. Find out the right way to care for your incision to heal quickly after your surgical procedure is over." itemprop="d="$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop...
    • The Types of Surgical Specialties A-Z Created: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      An A-Z list of the different types of surgical specialties and the type of surgery that is practiced." itemprop="description"> Monday, January 05, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      What does the spleen do and how does it function? Find out what the spleen does and why you can live without it.
    • Inguinal Hernias - Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment Created: Friday, September 26, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Understand what an inguinal hernia is, how it is diagnosed and treated. Find out what happens during inguinal hernia surgery and how an inguinal hernia and femoral hernia differ."
    • Intubation: What Is Intubation and Why Is It Done? Created: Saturday, September 06, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      What is intubation? What is the definition of intubation? Find out why intubation is done, why intubation is necessary with general anesthesia along with images of intubation.
    • Temperature After Surgery Created: Monday, April 11, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Are you concerned about a temperature after surgery? Find out if your temperature is serious, if your fever is normal and what you should do about a temperature after surgery."
    • Before and After Hysterectomy Surgery Created: Friday, January 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ)about hysterectomy surgery. Find out what to expect before and after a hysterectomy." itemprop="description">
    • Complications and Problems After Surgery Created: Sunday, December 28, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Do you have questions about your recovery after surgery? Find out the answers to common questions about incisions, complications and problems that happen during recovery after surgery."

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