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Surg Clin North Am. 2018 Dec;98(6):1211-1221. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2018.07.008. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Nursing Perspectives on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery.

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1
Department of Quality and Patient Safety, UAB Hospital, 619 19th Street South JT1450, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA. Electronic address: daranbrown@uabmc.edu.
2
Quality, Patient Safety and Clinical Effectiveness, UAB Hospital, 619 19th Street South JT1402, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA.

Abstract

A growing body of evidence suggests that the implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) clinical pathway can accelerate recovery and reduce length of stay through the use of a multimodal program that includes guidelines for optimal pain relief, stress reduction, early nutrition, and early mobilization. The article discusses the importance of the nursing body in improving institutional compliance to ERAS clinical pathway measures and describes specific nursing barriers observed in the ERAS implementation in an academic medical center.

KEYWORDS:

ERAS; ERAS nursing; Enhanced recovery after surgery; Nursing barriers

PMID:
30390853
DOI:
10.1016/j.suc.2018.07.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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