A patient’s risk of negative outcomes from surgery is often both pre-determined and modifiable before entering the operating room. Strong for Surgery brings a pre-surgery checklist to doctor’s offices to improve clinical outcomes after surgery. The Strong for Surgery initiative aims to identify and improve evidence-based practices for elective surgical patients in four target areas (click each icon to read more):


  • Nutrition


“Educating patients about their nutritional needs is vital when they are facing surgery and recovery. I’ve seen many instances where the checklist works as a tool clinicians can use to screen for risk-factors and facilitates conversations with their patients.” –Site implementation and quality improvement coordinator, Wendy Klamp, MPA

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