OR Scheduling

ClearFast applauds Doctor De Jonghe and his co-investigators on their recently published manuscript entitled “Reducing pre-operative fasting while preserving operating room scheduling flexibility: feasibility and impact on patient discomfort”, Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 2016. This study [...]

Reducing LOS

San Diego—Implementation of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols for pancreatic surgery decreased hospital length of stay (LOS), a study concluded, which ultimately improves quality of care, accelerates recovery, improves outcomes and optimizes utilization of [...]

Patient Satisfaction

Pre-Operative Oral Carbohydrate Loading is Safe and Improves Patient Satisfaction With Elective Ambulatory Surgery and Anesthesia: It’s Time for Change Ahmed S Suliman, MD, Jeannette T Crenshaw, RN, Arthur J  Mischke, MD,  Richard E  Gilder,  [...]

Carb Loading

Preoperative oral carbohydrate administration reduces postoperative insulin resistance. Nygren J, Soop M, Thorell A, Efendic S, Nair KS, Ljungqvist O. Department of Surgery, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.   Abstract Infusions of carbohydrates before surgery reduce postoperative insulin resistance. [...]

Hospital Outcomes

Oral Nutrition Supplements’ Impact on Hospital Outcomes in the Context of the Affordable Care Act and New Medicare Reimbursement Policies Sunday, October 20, 2013 Key Ballroom Foyer (Hilton Baltimore) Poster Board # P1-29 Health Services, [...]


Source: The HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey is the first national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care. HCAHPS also known as the CAHPS Hospital Survey, is [...]