throat pack

throat pack

Naturopathy
An alternative therapy for various head and neck complaints that consists of placing a warm, wet towel over the neck, which is believed by its advocates to be useful for tonsillitis.
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In nasal surgery, the addition to the SSCL was made in the third section (sign-out) and was related to the removal of the throat pack by the anesthetist.
At a recent medical ethics seminar, an ear, nose and throat surgeon asked if anyone else would be responsible for removing a patient's throat pack that had been negligently left in place by the anaesthetist.
Patel also violated care standards in December 2013 when another patient under conscious sedation to have teeth extracted inhaled a piece of gauze called a ''throat pack'' designed to protect him from swallowing foreign objects, the commission found.
Any blood present was suctioned and throat pack was changed to a fresh one.
The throat pack SPN provides guidance to prevent unintentional retention of throat packs and encourages organisations to implement a policy and procedure which reflects this guidance.
In accordance with accepted practice both worldwide and in our institution, a throat pack was inserted into the pharynx of a nine-year-old boy undergoing surgical removal of six teeth under general anaesthesia.
Strepsils has launched Throat Pack as part of its an Understanding Sore Throats campaign which is a set of information cards describing causes and relief.
Throat pack was removed and after suctioning of the oral cavity, extubation was done.
After tracheal intubation, a throat pack is usually inserted to protect the airway from soiling with visual and documented evidence of its presence.
The relationship between surgery types and HNP may be attributed to throat packs, haematoma, undetected neck rotation underneath surgical drapes or neck hyperextension and lateral flexion during surgery (especially cardiothoracic surgeries).
However, the recent National Patient Safety Alert alert on retained throat packs shows that there is no room for complacency (NPSA 2009a).