“Fast-track” or “rapid recovery” for cardiac surgical patients is enjoying widespread use due to its benefits of increased patient comfort, enhanced quality of care, and cost-savings. Successful implementation of a fast-track program, however, may be challenged by physicians, the institution, or patients and their families. One-Stop Recovery is a fast-track program that emphasizes the benefits of traditional rapid recovery programs while addressing potential challenges.
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Managing Clinical and Economic Outcomes| August 01 2000
Implementation Strategy: One-Stop Recovery for Cardiac Surgical Patients
Mary-Michael Brown, RN, MS, CCRN
AACN Adv Crit Care (2000) 11 (3): 412–423.
Mary-Michael Brown; Implementation Strategy: One-Stop Recovery for Cardiac Surgical Patients. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 August 2000; 11 (3): 412–423. doi:
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