Topic List : Patient Care
Cancer experience drives scientific curiosity
New Stanford graduate Nico Poux, a former pediatric oncology patient at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, hopes to bring his experience with cancer to future work as a physician-scientist.
How ICU team took on COVID-19
With no clear guidelines on how to treat its first coronavirus patients, the ICU used teamwork to find its way through.
Twilight sedation for spinal surgery
Todd Alamin, an orthopaedics professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, can perform spinal surgery using conscious sedation — the kind often used in dentists’ offices. Patients recover more quickly and may have a lower risk of complications.
Stanford Health Care nears 75,000 COVID-19 tests
As one of the earliest providers of COVID-19 testing to the greater Bay Area, Stanford Health Care has conducted nearly 75,000 tests for the local community and continues to be a leading resource.
Procedures, routine visits again scheduled
With Stanford physicians once again performing nonemergency procedures, patient Anwar Soliman underwent surgery to relieve his back pain and acid reflux.
Valve helps emphysema patients breathe easier
Allen Eddy underwent a procedure to insert a device, the Zephyr valve, into the diseased portion of his upper left lung lobe. He had no idea it would help so much.
Stanford Health Care earns A for safety
The hospitals earned top grades in the latest patient-safety assessments by The Leapfrog Group, a national health care watchdog organization.
Stanford Health Care resumes most procedures
With extensive testing showing very low COVID-19 infection rates and with many safety measures in place, Stanford Health Care providers are now performing almost all medical procedures, including surgeries, diagnostic imaging and routine screenings.
COVID-19 patient care via iPad
Isolated COVID-19 patients benefit from interaction via iPad in Stanford Health Care’s Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department.
Clinic created for COVID-19 patients
A new clinic provides specialized care for patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus but don’t need to be hospitalized. The clinic is isolated from other patient care areas to protect those who aren’t infected.