Goals-to-discharge patient checklist: Implementing a program to optimize recovery after surgery for patients with colorectal cancer Journal Article


Author: Trocchia Mattessich, N.
Article Title: Goals-to-discharge patient checklist: Implementing a program to optimize recovery after surgery for patients with colorectal cancer
Abstract: (ERAS) pathways are evidence-based perioperative guides that promote stress reduction and earlier return to function following surgery. They emphasize preoperative counseling, nutrition optimization, analgesia standardization, fluid and electrolyte balance, minimally invasive approaches, and early ambulation. Although ERAS pathways were implemented in 2016 on a 43-bed postoperative colorectal medical– surgical unit, inpatient stays remained beyond the projected twoday length of stay (LOS). A quality improvement team was formed and an eight-week pilot project was initiated in 2018. The project included the implementation of a laminated bedside goals-to-discharge checklist in the immediate postoperative period © 2019, Delft University of Technology. All rights reserved.
Keywords: colorectal cancer; length of stay; surgery; quality improvement; discharge
Journal Title: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Volume: 24
Issue: 3
ISSN: 1092-1095
Publisher: Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)  
Date Published: 2020-06-01
Start Page: 316
End Page: 319
Language: English
DOI: 10.1188/20.Cjon.316-319
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 32441689
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