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From Nurse to Patient: One BOSC CNA shares her personal experience with the Outpatient Joint Journey

Diane is a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at BOSC in the peri-op area. She’s on her feet for seven or more hours each day taking care of patients, prepping them for surgery, turning over rooms, moving patient carts, restocking areas, and many other responsibilities. But this past February, Diane went from working at the surgery…

Is Outpatient Joint Replacement Possible?

When people hear the phrase “joint replacement,” many probably think of a complicated surgery, a long hospital stay, and months of limited mobility. However, with advancements in technology and surgical techniques, this way of thinking is changing. Instead of needing inpatient hospital stays, patients can now turn to ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) to receive quality…

Serving Beyond the Community

Doreen Messerli and Sue Burkard are both registered nurses, and they both work at Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center. They both have also always wanted to do a medical mission trip. Earlier this month, they were able to go on one together. Their trip was through the Green Bay chapter of the Friends of Haiti, a…

9 Commonly Used Surgery Terms and What They Actually Mean

NPO, arthro, outpatient…? What qualifies as a clear liquid? The healthcare world is full of abbreviations, acronyms, and terminology that the people who work in healthcare may use every day, but that patients may hear for the first time only when they need surgery. Here are 9 medical terms commonly used at BOSC and their…

3 Reasons Why a Support System is Critical After Surgery

One of the main benefits of an outpatient surgery is how quickly you can go home! However, it’s important to remember that every surgery requires some recovery time – whether it’s a joint replacement with an overnight stay or a carpal tunnel repair that allows you to go home within hours of your procedure. Here…

Who’s On Your Surgical Care Team?

When you schedule a surgery at Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center (BOSC), there are a lot of people who become involved with your care besides your OSMS physician and the nurses that work with him in the clinic. Some of them you will meet as you prepare for surgery or during your recovery. Others work behind…

The Knee

How well do you know your knee? The knee is a hinge joint formed by two bones, the femur and the tibia. The knee has four ligaments which provide support. They are the medial collateral ligament (MCL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Between the femur and the…

ASC Day | Enter to Win!

August 19th is ASC Day! Our goal is to both celebrate the day and educate our community on Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Participate in the contest below to learn about ASCs, BOSC, and be entered to win great prizes! Click Here to Enter the ASC Day Contest