Find the best practice for you and your patients
The Rapid Recovery Programme is continually evolving to best meet the needs of each individual hospital. This process is ongoing, which will ensure you are able to evaluate the outcomes and refine the processes allowing you to continually update the service.
The first step in implementing the Rapid Recovery programme is to identify the existing clinical pathway in your hospital. The multi-disciplinary team meets regularly to develop new protocols and procedures aimed at achieving the objectives that the team set.
These protocols are then standardised so that there is a set procedure at every stage of patient care. Eliminating unnecessary steps and preparing as much as possible pre-operatively encourages a quicker recovery for the patient.
Discussing the procedures together as a team facilitates increased communication between departments ensuring that everyone is informed and is working to the same time-plan.
Any change in practice is discussed thoroughly by each department, though most find that it is the order of practice that changes as opposed to new methods.
Implementing the Rapid Recovery Programme will take time and planning, you will work together as a team to find the best practice for you and your patients.