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Innovations in Practice: Enhanced Recovery Programs in Surgery Specialties
Enhanced recovery programs are aimed at improving the patient’s surgical experience by reducing postoperative complications and decreasing length of stay—outcomes that also benefit healthcare facilities by reducing costs. The innovative multimodal evidence-based approach begins in the preoperative phase of care and extends throughout the recovery phase. Care management includes patient participation and education, reduction in perioperative use of nasogastric tubes and drains, use of multimodal non-opioid analgesics, goal-directed fluid management, early mobilization, and early oral nutrition. This webinar will provide a high-level overview of benefits for these patient-centric care pathways.
After completion of this continuing nursing education activity, participants will be able to:
- Compare differences between an Enhanced Recovery Program versus traditional care.
- Describe essential principles for an Enhanced Recovery Program for surgical patients.
- Discuss patient outcome benefits of an Enhanced Recovery Program.
Cindy Basile, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN
Cindy Basile, DNP, MSN, RN, CCRN, is the optimization project manager and educator and nurse informatist for Barnabas Health Enterprise Clinical Information System, Livingston, NJ. She received her diploma in nursing from Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing, a BSN from Kean University, an MSN in nursing education from the University of Phoenix, and doctorate in nursing practice from Chatham University. Dr. Basile has served as adjunct faculty at Felician College; coordinator of nursing education and research; and NICU, PICU, pediatrics, and maternal child educator at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She has done a great deal of work in simulation, including the development of a simulation lab and the incorporation of simulation education in nursing competency. In 2009, Dr Basile began working on malignant hyperthermia simulation education, which led to a doctoral evidence-based practice research study on MH simulation with the OR team and its impact on knowledge and communication.
Brian H. George, MS, MBA, FACHE
Brian H. George, MS, MBA, FACHE,is the administrative director of clinical operations at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. He directs patient-centered surgical programs in orthopedics, neurosurgery, and general surgery, and he is responsible for both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation departments. He is a board-certified fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives (FACHE). Mr. George received a BS in health promotion/fitness management from West Virginia Wesleyan College, an MS in exercise science from Marshall University, and an MBA in medical services management from Johns Hopkins University. In addition to working within management, Mr. George is an exercise physiologist who worked at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Donna S. Watson, MSN, RN, CNOR, FNP
Donna S. Watson, MSN, RN, CNOR, FNP, is director, Medtronic Health Systems Advantage, and a PhD student at Washington State University in Spokane. She received her ADN from the West Virginia Institute of Technology, BSN and MSN from the University of Evansville in Indiana, and certificate in family practice from the University of Washington. She has held a variety of perioperative nursing positions, including staff nurse, clinical instructor, clinical educator, and nurse practitioner. As an international perioperative thought leader, she has made numerous presentations for nurse and physician audiences, and she is an award-winning author. A strong advocate for patient safety, she served as the patient safety column coordinator for the AORN Journal (2009-2010), and she is currently on the journal’s Editorial Board of Directors. She was also AORN president (2002-2003), a member of the AORN Board of Directors (1999-2003), and a recipient of the AORN Award for Excellence (2014). In 2008-2009, she served as president of the Washington State Council of Perioperative Nurses.
Contact Hours: Access Intelligence is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #15831. CEUs: 1 contact hour.
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