Effectiveness of an Advanced Practice Nurse-Led Preoperative Telephone Assessment.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of this project was to determine the effectiveness of an advanced practice nurse-led preoperative telephone assessment in reducing day-of-surgery cancellations of patients at an ambulatory surgery center. We concluded that a good history obtained by a trained and experienced advanced practice nurse or registered nurse can reduce day-of-surgery cancellations. Patients who were identified at high risk for preoperative complications during the telephone assessment were referred to the preoperative evaluation clinic for further evaluation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ming Teh, AH; Turner, BS; Tan, SB; Tham, CS

Published Date

  • April 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 191 - 196

PubMed ID

  • 26352856

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5065

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1057-3631

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ncq.0000000000000152


  • eng