Cultivating Quality: Early Postoperative Ambulation Back to BasicsKibler, 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, FAANAJN, American Journal of Nursing: April 2012 - Volume 112 - Issue 4 - p 63,69 doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000413460.45487.ea Feature Articles Abstract In Brief Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics A quality improvement project increases postoperative ambulation and decreases patient complications. A quality improvement project aims to make patient ambulation and its documentation a higher priority. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.