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Impact of a nurse practitioner-assisted preoperative assessment program on quality.

Authors
  • Varughese, Anna M
  • Byczkowski, Terri L
  • Wittkugel, Eric P
  • Kotagal, Uma
  • Dean Kurth, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Paediatric anaesthesia
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2006
Volume
16
Issue
7
Pages
723–733
Identifiers
PMID: 16879514
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our study revealed that within a year of its implementation, the NPAPE program maintained patient safety, timeliness, and a high level of parent satisfaction as well as increased staff satisfaction, while shifting two anesthesiologists to the OR. A NP-assisted preoperative evaluation program can offer operational advantages without compromising care.

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