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Title: Fast-track recovery program after cardiac surgery in a teaching hospital: a quality improvement initiative.
Austin Authors: Lloyd-Donald, Patryck ;Lee, Wen-Shen;Hooper, James W;Lee, Dong Kyu;Moore, Alice;Chandra, Nikhil ;McCall, Peter R ;Seevanayagam, Siven ;Matalanis, George ;Warrillow, Stephen J ;Weinberg, Laurence 
Affiliation: Surgery (University of Melbourne)
Cardiac Surgery
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Guro Hospital, Korea University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Issue Date: 22-May-2021
Date: 2021-05-22
Publication information: BMC Research Notes 2021-05-22; 14(1): 201
Abstract: Fast-track cardiac anesthesia (FTCA) is a technique that may improve patient access to surgery and maximize workforce utilization. However, feasibility and factors impacting FTCA implementation remain poorly explored both locally and internationally. We describe the specific intraoperative and postoperative protocols for our FTCA program, assess protocol compliance and identify reasons for FTCA failure. We tested the program in 16 patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. There was 100% compliance with the FTCA protocols. Four (25%) patients successfully completed the FTCA protocol (extubated < 4 h postoperatively and discharged from the intensive care unit on the same operative day).
DOI: 10.1186/s13104-021-05620-w
ORCID: 0000-0001-7403-7680
Journal: BMC Research Notes
PubMed URL: 34022969
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Cardiac anesthesia
Fast-track anesthesia
Perioperative flow
Quality improvement
Resource allocation
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