Journal of Nursing

Comprehensive Nursing Strategies to Reduce Hospital Stay for Total Knee Replacement Patients

Yapei Wang

Abstract


For total knee replacement patients, how to reduce hospital stay on the premise of high quality therapeutic effect is a most critical issue. Less hospital stay is benificial for not only decreasing unnecessary medical spending, but improving the therapies consequences as well. Thus, it is a key issue to alleviate the medical resources-strain problems and offer the patients more comfortable treatment conditions. In this work, researches of reducing hospital stay for total knee replacement patients over the last decade were investigated and comprehensive clinical nursing strategies were proposed. The proposed strategies are consisted of pre-operation education, physicotherapeutics during the surgery, multimodal pain management and discharge preparation. Advanced academic researches and clinical nursing experiences were summarized and comprehensive clinical nursing strategies for total knee replacement patients were demonstrated for reference.

Keywords


Total Knee Replacement; Reduce Hospital Stay; Nursing Strategies

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