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Decreasing Surgical Site Infections Utilizing the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol

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Title:Decreasing Surgical Site Infections Utilizing the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol
Authors:Yamagata-Lopez, Janea Saeko Nohealani
Contributors:Qureshi, Kristine (advisor)
Nursing (department)
ERAS Protocol
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Date Issued:2019
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:Surgical Site infections (SSIs) rates for post-operative hysterectomy patients at a tertiary care medical center in Honolulu, Hawai’i (“The Medical Center”) have remained well above the national average. SSIs, a healthcare associated infections (HAIs), have resulted in higher medical costs for both the patient and the organization due to re-admission to the hospital within 30 days of discharge and additional surgical procedures. In addition, SSIs have the potential for causing additional psychological and physical stress to the patent, as well as crippling the reputation of the organization. The aim of this Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Project was to implement the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol which encompasses evidenced-based practice (EBP) surgical procedures approved by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to help reduce the potential for SSI development.
Description:D.N.P. Thesis. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2019
Pages/Duration:23 pages
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