This session describes the nurse's pivotal role in an evidence-based accelerated recovery program for colorectal surgical patients, including multimodal analgesia, euvolemic status, diet, ambulation, and patient education. The presenter also discusses how postoperative complications and patient length of stay can be decreased without affecting patient safety.
Contact hours available until 9/29/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
Describe the history of colorectal surgery.
Describe GI and colorectal anatomy and specific surgical procedures.