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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(0)

February 1, 2020

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.

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

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.


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