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17 Jan Formaldehyde & Specimen Collection

We all know the importance of specimen collection, labelling, marking, appropriate size collection container and placing the right amount of 10% NBF (Non Buffered Formaldehyde or Formalin) into the specimen container. Formaldehyde is used as a tissue preservative. A specimen if directed by a surgeon should be...

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11 Jan Dr Joseph Lister

A Surgical Disruptor or Barbarian? Did Dr Joseph Lister really raise the standard of surgical barbarianism or did he simply push the boundaries, after all, he excised a life threatening cancer from his sisters breast, on his brothers dining room table. And we do have surgical instruments...

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10 Jan Human Error

Human Error http://www.psnetwork.org/know-youre-human/ Do you know the impact of human error in your OR? We have so many checklists and forms to complete intra-operatively, in addition to juggling instrument trays and demands of surgeons in a time restricted environment? I shared a tweet by a nurse who thinks we...

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