Consulta de enfermagem pré-operatória: implementação e avaliação

Translated title of the contribution: Preoperative nursing consultations: implementation and evaluation

Diana Isabel Arvelos Mendes*, Cândida Rosa Clemente Ferrito

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Background: The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) program is a perioperative care pathway that aims to improve surgical outcomes and patient recovery. Nurses have a key role, particularly in preoperative consultations. Objectives: To plan, implement and evaluate the preoperative nursing consultation included in the ERAS® program. Methodology: This is a descriptive, quantitative study with three phases: planning (development of guidance documents), implementation (consultations), and evaluation (through a questionnaire and audit platform). The study was conducted with two non-probability samples, one without consultations before the ERAS® program implementation (n = 65) and the other with consultations (n = 93). Results: Ninety-six consultations were held, with 74.2% of the patients reporting they were very sat-isfied and 59.1% considering the information transmitted very important. If new surgery was needed, all patients (100.0%) stated they would want a consultation. The mean length of hospital stay reduced from 7.09 to 6.73 days (p = 0.044), and the time to recover autonomy in mobilization decreased from 3.48 to 2.00 days (p < 0.001). Conclusion: The consultations were important for patients, had high levels of satisfaction, and posi-tively impacted the recovery of autonomy.
Translated title of the contributionPreoperative nursing consultations: implementation and evaluation
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere20216
Number of pages8
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021


  • Enhanced recovery after surgery
  • Patient education as topic
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Patient-centered care
  • Perioperative care
  • Perioperative nursing


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