Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Denoting, administered in, or occurring in the period before a surgical operation.
- ‘Some participants found it difficult to understand why a preoperative skin test was performed.’
- ‘The last of these included the use of preoperative assessment clinics to ensure that patients were fit for surgery.’
- ‘The anesthesia care provider administers the block in the preoperative holding area.’
- ‘What qualities does a preoperative nurse need to pursue a career with a health care company?’
- ‘A nasogastric tube was placed, and preoperative antibiotics were administered.’
- ‘Nursing assessment by hospital staff members begins with a preoperative telephone call to the patient.’
- ‘The nurse gave the patient written orders to obtain a preoperative complete blood count and pregnancy test.’
- ‘Basic life support training is recommended for all nurses in the preoperative care unit.’
- ‘For each patient we collected data on preoperative and operative variables to calculate predicted mortality.’
- ‘Prevention of postoperative infection begins in the preoperative period.’
- ‘The surgeon ordered preoperative blood laboratory work to include a blood glucose level.’
- ‘The preoperative admission nurse instructs the patient to change into a hospital gown.’
- ‘Patients with clinical evidence of preoperative infection were excluded from the study.’
- ‘These patients may be a target group for specialist preoperative medical assessment.’
- ‘Most urologic procedures do not require preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis.’
- ‘A nurse practitioner performs the preoperative history and physical examination.’
- ‘The surgeon may have the patient sign the informed consent upon arrival in the preoperative area of the hospital.’
- ‘The results of this study show that participants had a pragmatic view of the preoperative skin test.’
- ‘The preoperative wait period is an ideal time for reducing cardiac risk factors, including insulin resistance.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.