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Medsurg Nurs. 2012 Jul-Aug;21(4):214-20, 232; quiz 221.

Fast track program to prevent postoperative ileus.

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Surgical Unit, Lynchburg General Hospital, Division of Centra Health, Lynchburg, VA, USA.

Abstract

A fast track program was implemented using best practices to prevent postoperative ileus. Patients receiving traditional care for bowel surgery were compared to patients on the fast track program. The incidence of ileus decreased 43%, and length of stay decreased 1.352 days.

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