Fast Track Program for Bowel Surgery [Poster]
Review TypeAbstract Review Only: Reviewed by Event Host
Repository Posting Date2019-05-30T17:31:17Z
Author(s)Ward, Cynthia W.
Author DetailsCynthia Ward, MSN, RNC, CMSRN, ACNS-BC
Lead Author AffliationCarilion Clinic, Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Level of EvidenceQuasi-Experimental Study, Other
Research ApproachQuantitative Research
CINAHL HeadingsSurgery, Digestive System; Intestinal Obstruction -- Prevention and Control; Intestinal Obstruction; Protocols; Postoperative Care -- Methods; Postoperative Care
Best practices for care of patients having bowel surgery were implemented. Patient outcomes were compared before and after implementation of the fast-track program. There were significant decreases in length of stay, time post-op until first up in chair, time to first ambulation, time until Foley catheter removed, and time until first clear liquid meal.
Conference Name19th Annual Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses Convention
Conference HostAcademy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Conference LocationLas Vegas, Nevada, USA
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