Pediatric Perioperative Education: Are We Doing Enough at Geisinger Health System to Prepare our Pediatric Patients and Their Families for Surgery?

This EBP poster explores pediatric and family anxiety in association with surgical procedures. Review and reflection of current practices at Geisinger Health System compared to top performing children ’s hospitals in the U.S. Concluding with best practice recommendations for practice change.
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

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