So what is HD? HD is a rare condition which affects the nerve cells (known as ganglion cells) of the bowel. The ganglion cells control the muscles of the bowel, and these muscles push along the bowel contents. There is no known cause for HD, although it can run in families. It occurs in 1 … More Hirschsprung’s Family Connections
You may be aware of a situation called buried bumper but if you want to learn more or have no knowledge of this then please read below 🙂 It is known that some people may be prone to what is called ‘Buried Bumper Syndrome’ (where the internal disc of the PEG tube becomes buried and … More Buried Bumper!
Hi everyone! So I’m sure you are aware that this week the new trial for treating appendicitis commenced- very exciting! Please find below a summary of what we need to know. What is CONTRACT? A clinical trial for children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis. Overall, we aim to see if children with appendicitis can be treated … More CONservative TReatment of Appendicitis in Children – a randomised controlled Trial (Feasibility)
Hello people! Jo’s turn It’s my first blog entry so please be kind! I was asked by someone to put together an idiot’s guide to chest drains…. Firstly none of you are idiots but I know how daunting it can be when you are presented with a new piece of equipment and I am happy … More BLUE BUBBLING OR BLUE SWINGING??
So I was chatting today on the ward and I was asked where the latest blog was and I realised that I missed last week. It is nice to know that people do read it and find it useful. I decided that I must rectify the situation at once and update the blog. My next … More The “marmite” of the enteral world.
So what is the difference between a PEG and a button. The easiest place to start is what is a gastrostomy? “A gastrostomy is a surgical opening through the abdomen into the stomach.” So in short it is a hole, but in order give a feed supplement you need to place a device in that hole. … More PEG vs Button Gastrostomy
Dear All, you may have heard rumblings but it is now official Time: 12.30 First date: Tuesday 24th January Venue: Quality Improvement and Innovation Lab. Inspire education is going to be a weekly education slot run by the consultants. 30 minutes where all staff on G4 leave the ward and learn together. G4 surgery will … More INSPIRE Education
So what is ENFit? ENFit explained video To improve patient safety, manufacturers of enteral devices were required to change the way enteral feeding sets and syringes connect to feeding tubes. The name of the new connection is ENFit. Enteral tubing misconnection occurs when enteral devices (feeding bags, tubes or syringes) are connected to non-enteral devices, … More Enfit
So this blog was an idea formed after a discussion in the staff coffee room. As a nurse specialist we am being told that we do not communicate new information about the day to day practicalities of caring for a patient well enough. No longer does it work to pass on information verbally as that … More Coffee Room Idea