Mixing Insulin

How Do You Mix Insulin? Your doctor or diabetes educator may ask you to mix a short-acting or clear insulin with an intermediate or long acting cloudy insulin in the same syringe so that both can be given at the same time. Keep in mind: The only insulin that cannot be mixed is insulin Glargine. Mixing Insulin In this example, … Read More

Myringotomy – Insertion of Tube

What is a Myringotomy? A myringotomy is a simple procedure in which a small tube is inserted into the eardrum in order to allow fluids to drain out of the middle, reducing pressure and allowing any infection to be treated with antibiotics.

Female Cystoscopy

What is a Female Cystoscopy? Female Cystoscopy is a simple procedure during which your doctor will insert a well-lubricated, instrument called a cystoscope through your urethra and into your bladder to try to determine the cause of a problem that you may be having. Any tissue that your doctor removes from your bladder will be sent immediately to a laboratory for … Read More

Kidney Stone Procedures

Kidney stones start as tiny crystals of minerals that stick together when urine is concentrated. This happens with dehydration. Crystals build into stones as more minerals deposit, similar to how a pearl builds in an oyster.

TURBT – Transurethral Resection Of Bladder Tumor, Male

Your surgeon has recommended a TUR-BT to remove a tumor from the lining of your bladder.  About half, or 1 in 2 bladder cancers are found early. That means the tumor is still in the lining of the bladder and hasn’t spread.

Achilles Tendon Repair Surgery

What is Achilles Tendon Repair Surgery? The Achilles tendon is a strong band of fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles in the back of the leg to the heel bone. It is the strongest tendon in the body. The Achilles tendon can tear slowly, a bit at a time, or all at once. A ruptured Achilles may be treated with … Read More

Discharge Catheter Care Female

What is Discharge Catheter Care Female? You have a Foley catheter in place to drain urine. This video will help you to understand how to care for the catheter and the drainage collection bag.

Discharge Catheter Care Male

You have a Foley catheter in place to drain urine. This video will help you to understand how to care for the catheter and the drainage collection bag.

Colonoscopy Lower Endoscopy

Your doctor has recommended that you have a Colonoscopy, also called a lower endoscopy. It is a procedure to examine your colon. This video will help you to understand this procedure. Let’s begin by reviewing information about your body.