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Managing postoperative pain while limiting opioid prescriptions(0)

October 1, 2020

Opioid abuse has come to the forefront of medical issues in recent years. What began in the 1990s with an increase in opioid prescriptions, fueled by a desire to better treat pain and reassurances from pharmaceutical companies on safety, developed into a crisis affecting nearly 1.7 million individuals by 2017, according to the National Institute […]

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Virtual acute care for older patients reduces hospital length of stay

A quality improvement initiative implemented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham improved patient mobility and decreased hospital length of stay for an older surgical patient population.

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Keep calm and stay out of the ICU: A comprehensive approach to reducing unplanned ICU admissions

The results of a quality improvement initiative to decrease unplanned intensive care unit admissions at Geisinger-CMC, Scranton, PA, are summarized.

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Postoperative pain and nausea protocols decrease LOS without increasing readmissions after laparoscopic gastric bypass

Analgesic and nausea protocols deployed across four phases of operative care in patients at The University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, resulted in a reduced length of stay without increasing readmissions.

Hospital-based preoperative clinic applies ERAS and Strong for Surgery guidelines to optimize patients for surgery

Hospital-based preoperative clinic applies ERAS and Strong for Surgery guidelines to optimize patients for surgery

The results of an ERAS initiative and a Strong for Surgery checklist applied to colorectal surgery patients at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, Texarkana, TX, are summarized.


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