A Critical Pathway for Successful Outpatient Ureteral Reimplantation: A Nursing Perspective

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Vesicoureteral reflux is a common pediatric urologic condition. Traditionally, surgical treatment of this condition requires a hospital stay of 1 to 6 days. Our experience has shown that both unilateral and bilateral extravesical ureteral reimplantation can be performed safely in the ambulatory surgery setting. Our perianesthesia care revolves around the concept of family-centered care. We have found that the key to our critical pathway involves both the patient and the family in every part of perianesthesia care. This “team” approach can be adapted for any pediatric procedure.

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