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early ambulation, ileus, patient care, postoperative ambulation, postoperative care, quality improvement



  1. Kibler, Valerie A. RN, NP
  2. Hayes, Rachel M. PhD, RN
  3. Johnson, Dana E. BSN, RN
  4. Anderson, Laura W. BA, RN
  5. Just, Shari L. BSN, RN
  6. Wells, Nancy L. DNSc, RN, FAAN


A quality improvement project increases postoperative ambulation and decreases patient complications.