International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | Sudan | Volume 6 Issue 11, November 2017


Development and Implementation of a Clinical Pathway for Care of Cardiac Surgical Patients

Talal Ali Hussein Al-Qalah, Hayat Fadlalla Mukhtar


Abstract: Standardization of care is essential for improving cardiac surgery outcome and it is beneficial for patients, professionals and hospitals. Clinical pathway is a standardized protocol for management of patients who undergo cardiac surgery. Objective To evaluate the effect of a clinical pathway implementation on patient outcomes. Methods Quasi-experimental research design was conducted in the Sudan Heart Center and Ahmed Qasim Hospital at Khartoum state-Sudan. A convenience sample of 90 adult cardiac surgical patients was divided into two groups (preclinical pathway and pathway groups). Data collection took approximately 11 months (between 20-March-2016 and 28-February-2017). Designed clinical pathway was implemented after a training course was given to the health care professionals. Results After implementation of a clinical pathway, the patient outcomes were improved as indicated by significant reduction in decrease duration on mechanical ventilator (p=0.027), early extubation (p=0.028), length of ICU stay (p=0.048), decease length of stay (p=0.043), improvement in patients satisfaction (p=0.025), and decrease invasive device duration (endotracheal tube, arterial line, and central venous catheter were p=0.028, p=0.025, and p=0.016 respectively), while investigations, complication, chest tube and Foleys catheter were insignificant different among patient groups were all p>0.05. Conclusion Clinical pathway for care of cardiac surgical patients had a positive impact on an improved patient outcomes.


Keywords: Clinical pathway, cardiac surgery, outcome


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 11, November 2017,


Pages: 1626 - 1631


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Talal Ali Hussein Al-Qalah, Hayat Fadlalla Mukhtar, "Development and Implementation of a Clinical Pathway for Care of Cardiac Surgical Patients", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=15111707, Volume 6 Issue 11, November 2017, 1626 - 1631

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