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New protocol leads to improved trauma decannulation rate(0)

November 1, 2019

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.

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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.

Figure 2. Impact of c-spine clearance pathway: 6 months

Implementation of a pediatric trauma cervical spine clearance pathway

The efficacy of a pediatric cervical spine clearance pathway developed by Beaumont Children’s Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, is described.

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

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


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