Tag Archives: Surgery

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…

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…

Why do I need Physical Therapy after surgery? The surgeon fixed my injury, right?

Yes, the surgeon did fix the injury, but there are two major reasons why patients need physical therapy after surgery. 1. Retraining the Body. While many injuries are due to a single incident such as falling, other times your injury is due to overuse, repetitive motions, muscular compensations, and imbalances.  Surgery fixes the problem and physical therapy…

The Surgery Center and The Flu

This past week the number of influenza cases in Wisconsin started to rise and Northeast Wisconsin was listed as a High Activity area for influenza and influenza-like illnesses. We thought this would be a good time to explain how the surgery center reacts to influenza with patients, patient families, and staff. Patients who are sick…

What is a Clear Liquid?

Before surgery at BOSC, it is recommended that all patients do not eat anything eight hours before surgery. However, if your surgery is in the afternoon, it is allowed to have clear liquids until four hours before surgery. The problem with this recommendation is the definition ofclear liquids. What qualifies as a clear liquid? Can the liquid be…