Topic List : Patient Care
Using Mohs surgery for melanoma
This spring Stanford Health Care began using the Mohs technique for melanoma in situ, which is less expensive than the traditional surgical approach, creates a smaller wound and reduces the cancer’s rate of recurrence.
The power of CPR
Sofia Montoya, 8, survived cardiac arrest because a staff member at her school and first responders gave her CPR after she collapsed on the school’s playground.
Assisted suicide supported across ethnicities
A survey regarding attitudes toward physician-assisted death was published June 9 — the day that the practice took effect in California.
Design thinking to improve patient experience
Students in a two-day course offered by the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford looked for ways to improve the patient experience in the Stanford emergency department.
Supportive care lacking among dying cancer patients
All patients with advanced cancer should receive both palliative and hospice care before death, yet a study shows only half of veterans receive palliative care, and the use of hospice depends on the care environment.
Expanded Ronald McDonald House opens
The new building has 67 private family suites for families who have children hospitalized at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
Children’s hospital turns 25
The June 10 anniversary also kicks off a one-year countdown to the opening of a 520,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, new main building of the hospital.
Trauma service turns 30
The doctors and nurses with Stanford’s Level 1 trauma service treat the Peninsula’s most gravely injured residents and conduct research on how to improve care.
Child’s hand reattached by trauma team
When Elijah Olivas' hand was severed in a car accident, dozens of experts from Stanford’s pediatric trauma team coordinated to perform 20 hours of life- and limb-saving surgery.
At children's hospital, parents mentor parents
Parent mentors at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford offer care-management strategies, as well as a shoulder to cry on, to parents of youngsters newly diagnosed with devastating medical conditions.