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Dedicated pre- and postoperative unit leads to fasttrack pathway for noncomplicated pediatric appendicitis(0)

March 1, 2019

The results of implementing an enhanced recovery protocol for noncomplicated pediatric appendicitis at Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte, NC, are summarized.

Figure 1. ERABS protocol

ERABS leads to reduced opioid use among bariatric surgery patients

This column describes the implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery strategies at a community hospital and the reduction of opioid requirements after surgery.

Initial clinical practice guideline for postoperative management of pediatric appendicitis

UC Davis implements a clinical practice guideline for postoperative management of pediatric appendicitis

The results—and lessons learned—of a clinical practice guideline developed for postoperative management of pediatric appendicitis is the focus of this month’s column.

NSQIP Case Studies

A multidisciplinary approach reduces clostridium difficile infections in adult surgical patients

Researchers at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, conducted a quality improvement project to identify opportunities to reduce clostridium difficile infection.

NSQIP Case Studies

Texas Children’s Hospital introduces standardized protocol to reduce pediatric baclofen pump infections

The Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, sought to address a comparatively high rate of implant-related infections by implementing a quality improvement plan following an analysis of pre- and post-protocol implementation outcomes of infection and complication rates.

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