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To determine trends over time regarding inclusion of post-operative cardiac surgery intensive care unit (ICU) patients in a clinical pathway (CP), and the association with clinical outcome.
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A cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU) team evaluated preoperative and postoperative processes to improve outcomes for cardiac surgery patients. The primary aim of this project was to streamline...
Effectiveness and Sustainability of a Standardized Care Pathway Developed with Use of Lean Process Mapping for the Treatment of Patients Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.
Recent changes in health care have begun to shift the industry from a volume-based to a value-based focus. This shift has led to standardized care pathways that decrease care variability, improve outc...
Severe postoperative complications can affect cardiac surgery patients. Levosimendan is a novel calcium sensitizer commonly administered after cardiac surgery. However, the patient benefits are contro...
To know the contribution of Watson's theory to nursing care for cardiac patients in the postoperative period of cardiac surgery.
Body mass index (BMI) and specifically overweight and obesity have been associated with an increased platelet reactivity in different series of patients. This information is derived by different labor...
The investigators would like to evaluate the use of cardiopulmonary exercise tests (CPX) in guiding the care pathway of patients undergoing colorectal operations. In the intervention group...
The primary hypothesis of the BETTER pilot trial is that B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) directed medical therapy prior to noncardiac surgery will be associated with improved cardiovascul...
Clinical decision units (CDUs) improve resource utilization and are a recommended care option by the American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association, but are underutilized in n...
Major Depressive Disorder in adolescence is prevalent and debilitating. Our group aims to improve treatment response through the use of an Integrated Care Pathway (ICP) based on a high qua...
Patients who are hospitalized at select Carolinas Healthcare System (CHS) sites with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) acute exacerbation symptoms will be treated per the CHS C...
A way of providing health care that is guided by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise. This approach allows the practitioner to critically assess research data, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to correctly identify the clinical problem, apply the most high-quality intervention, and re-evaluate the outcome for future improvement.
Institutions specializing in the care of patients with heart disorders.
Surgical procedures conducted with the aid of computers. This is most frequently used in orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery for implant placement and instrument guidance. Image-guided surgery interactively combines prior CT scans or MRI images with real-time video.
The hospital unit in which patients with acute cardiac disorders receive intensive care.
A way of providing emergency medical care that is guided by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise in EMERGENCY MEDICINE. This approach allows the practitioner to critically assess research data, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to correctly identify the clinical problem, apply the most high-quality intervention, and re-evaluate the outcome for future improvement.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...