Case Management

Time to reconsider old protocols

Case Management Insider, October 13, 2015

Does your hospital still require patients to fast eight hours before surgery? Are your nurses still drawing blood for laboratory tests at 2 a.m.?

It may be time to reconsider some of these practices, which can stress patients unnecessarily, even though evidence shows they’re not always needed, says a new article from HealthLeaders Media. Some of these old practices force patients to be hungry or disrupt their sleep—actually interfering with the healing process.

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