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ERAS leads to reduced length of stay for geriatric joint replacement patients(0)

January 1, 2020

The results of a quality improvement initiative to reduce length of stay for arthroplasty patients at the Kaiser Westside Medical Center (KWMC), Hillsboro, OR, are summarized.

Figure 1. Outcomes comparison, pre-ERAS vs. ERAS

ERAS program improves outcomes in patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy

The Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Phoenix, implemented an enhanced recovery after surgery program for patients undergoing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, and the results and lessons learned are described.

NSQIP Case Studies

New protocol leads to improved trauma decannulation rate

This column outlines the results of a new tracheostomy decannulation protocol and lessons learned in developing the quality initiative at Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE.

Figure 1. Incidence of postoperative UTI before and after discontinuation of routine IUC placement by year

Routine Foley catheter placement affects postoperative UTIs in bariatric surgery patients

This column outlines the results of a new protocol at Stony Brook University Hospital, Long Island, NY, designed to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates.

NSQIP Case Studies

Enhanced recovery program benefits frail colon and rectal surgery patients

This column describes the implementation of an enhanced recovery program for colon and rectal surgery patients at a not-for-profit, urban, tertiary care, Level I trauma center.

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