Peter Loeppky & Jessica Brunskill of BRHC Receive Patient Safety Grant

November 2020

Congratulation to Peter Loeppky, Care Team Manager (200/300 Surgery) and Jessica Brunskill, Clinical Educator, recipients of the 2020 Dr. John Wade Patient Safety Initiatives Grant for their project Enhancing Recovery Following Colorectal Surgery.

The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program was introduced to deliver evidence-based practices for improving patient outcomes in the areas of patient experience, complication rates, length of hospital stay, and hospital readmissions.

ERAS patient information kits were purchased with the grant funds. These kits encourage patient engagement with information on how to prepare for surgery,  getting adequate nutrition, hydration, activity, and medication safety.

Numerous patients have followed the ERAS pathway since January 2020 with great success including a reduced length of hospital stay with no increase in readmissions or complications.
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