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Cultivating Quality: Early Postoperative Ambulation: Back to Basics

Kibler, Valerie A. RN, NP; Hayes, Rachel M. PhD, RN; Johnson, Dana E. BSN, RN; Anderson, Laura W. BA, RN; Just, Shari L. BSN, RN; Wells, Nancy L. DNSc, RN, FAAN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000413460.45487.ea
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Abstract

A quality improvement project increases postoperative ambulation and decreases patient complications.

In Brief

A quality improvement project aims to make patient ambulation and its documentation a higher priority.

Author Information

Valerie A. Kibler is a systems support services specialist I at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, where Rachel M. Hayes is a database analyst, Dana E. Johnson is a nurse surgical case manager, Laura W. Anderson is a urology specialty nurse, Shari L. Just is a quality assurance analyst II, and Nancy L. Wells is the director of nursing research. Contact author: Valerie A. Kibler, valerie.kibler@vanderbilt.edu. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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