Fast-track / ERAS Nursing Care



Nursing requirements / Nurses perception


Bernard H, Foss M. The impact of the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programme on community nursing. Br J Community Nurs. 2014;19:186-8.


Berthelsen CB, Frederiksen K. Orchestrating care through the fast-track perspective: A qualitative content analysis of the provision of individualised nursing care in orthopaedic fast-track programmes. Int J Orthop Trauma Nurs. 2016:S1878-1241(16)30029-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijotn.2016.04.006. [Epub ahead of print]


Burch J. What does enhanced recovery mean for the community nurse? British journal of community Nursing 2009;14:490-494.


Hübner M, Addor V, Slieker J, Griesser AC, Lécureux E, Blanc C, Demartines N. The impact of an enhanced recovery pathway on nursing workload: A retrospective cohort study. Int J Surg. 2015;24:45-50.


Jakobsen DH, Sonne E, Kehlet H. Nursing Workload and fast track colonic surgery. J Adv Periop Care 2006;4:177-181.


Foss M. Enhanced recovery after surgery and implications for nurse education. Nurs Stand. 2011;25:35-9.


Foss M, Bernard H. Enhanced recovery after surgery: Implications for nurses. Br J Nurs 2012;7:221-3.


Richardson G, Whiteley I. A comparison of nurses’ perceptions of elective laparoscopic or elective open colorectal resections. International Journal of Nursing Practice 2011;17:621-627.


Sjetne IS, Krogstad U, Ødegård S, Engh ME. Improving quality by introducing enhanced recovery after surgery in gynaecological department: consequences for ward nursing practice. Qual Saf Health Care. 2009;18:236-40.


Specht K, Kjaersgaard-Andersen P, Kehlet H, Pedersen BD. Nursing in fast-track total hip and knee arthroplasty: a retrospective study. Int J Orthop Trauma Nurs. 2015 Aug;19(3):121-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ijotn.2014.10.001.


Convalescence / Fatigue / Rehabilitation / Mobilisation /Pain


Burch J. Comparing experiences of ERP: UK and Sweden. Gastrointestinal Nursing 2009;7:43-47.


Burch J, Wright S and Kennedy R. Enhanced recovery pathway in colorectal surgery 1: background and principles. Nursing Times 2009;105:23-25.


Burch J, White I, Tudyka V, Kennedy RH and Jenkins JT. Prospective determination of basic ADL achievement in ERAS colorectal patients: a suitable indicator for safe discharge? Br J Surg 2012;99:173.


Burch J. Enhanced recovery and nurse-led telephone follow-up post surgery. Br J Nurs 2012:24-29.


Burch J. Enhanced recovery for patients following colorectal surgery. Nursing Standard 2012; 27:37-43.


Fiore JF, Bialocerkowski A, Browning L, Faragher I, Denehy L. Criteria to determine readiness for hospital discharge following colorectal surgery: An international consensus using the Delphi Technique. Dis Colon Rectum 2012;55:416-423.


Hjort Jakobsen D, Andersen J. Rekonvalescens og sygemelding efter kolonresektion. Ugeskr Læger 2009;171:2907-2970.


Jakobsen DH, Sonne E, Andreasen J, Kehlet H. Convalescence after colonic surgery with fast-track vs conventional care. Colorectal Dis 2006;8:683-87.


Jakobsson J, Idvall, Wann-Hansson. Patient-reported recovery after enhanced colorectal cancer surgery: a longitudinal six-month follow-up study. Int J Colorectal Dis 2014;29:989-998.


Jakobsson J, Idvall E, Wann-Hansson C. General health and state anxiety in patients recovering from colorectal cancer surgery. J of Adv Nurs 2016;72:328-338.


Krogsgaard M, Dreyer P, Egerod I, Jarden M. Post-discharge symptoms following fast-track colonic cancer surgery: a phenomenological hermeneutic study. SpringerPlus 2014;3:276-84.


Lin JH, Whelan RL, Sakellarios NE, Cekic V, Forde K, Bank J, Feingold DL. Prospective study of ambulation after open and laparoscopic colorectal resection. Surg Innova 2009;16:16-20.


Montgomery R, McNamara SA. Multimodal Pain Management for Enhanced Recovery: Reinforcing the Shift From Traditional Pathways Through Nurse-Led Interventions. AORN J. 2016 Dec;104:S9-S16


Moriello C, Mayo NE, Feldman L, Carli F. Validating the six-minute walk test as a measure of recovery after elective colon resection surgery. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2008;89:1083-1089.


Norlyk A, Harder I. Recovering at home: participating in a fast-track colon cancer surgery programme. Nursing Inquiry 2011:18:165-173.


Paddison J, Booth R, Cameron L, Robinson E, Frizelle F, Hill A. Fatigue after colorectal surgery and its relationship to patient expectations. J Surg Res 2009;151:145-152.


Tudyka V, White I, Burch J, Kennedy RH and Jenkins JT. Determining pre-operative predictors of prolonged hospital stay and adverse events in Enhanced Recovery. Colorec Dis 2012;14:12-40.


Zargar-Shoshtari, Paddison JS, Booth RJ, Hill A. A prospective study on the influence of a fast-track program on postoperative fatigue and functional recovery after major colonic surgery. J Surg Res 2009;154:330-335.


Zargar-Shoshtari K, Hill AG. Postoperative fatigue: A review. World J Surg 2009;33:738-745.


Wennström B, Stomberg MW, Modin M, Skullman S. Patient symptoms after colonic surgery in the era of enhanced recovery – a long-term follow-up. J Clin Nurs 2010;19:666-72.


Wiedenbein L1, Kristiansen M2, Adamsen L1,3, Hjort D4, Hendriksen C. Assessment of rehabilitation needs in colorectal cancer treatment: Results from a mixed audit and qualitative study in Denmark. Acta Oncol. 2016 Jan 25:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]


White I, Tudyka, Burch J, Kennedy RH, Jenkins JT. Readmission prediction in colorectal surgery patients within an Enhanced Recovery programme. Colorec Dis 2012;14:12-40.



Burch J and Taylor C. Patients’ need for nursing telephone follow-up after enhanced recovery.  Gastrointestinal Nursing 2012;10:51-58.


Crowe L, Chang A, Fraser J et al. Systematic review of the effectiveness of nursing interventions in reducing or relieving post-operative pain. Int J Evid Based Healthc 2008;6:396-430.


Henderson A, Zernike W. A study of the impact of discharge information for surgical patients. J Advanced Nurs 2001;35:435-441.


Hjort Jakobsen D, Sonne E, Kehlet H. Velinformerede patienter i accelererede forløb. Sygeplejersken 2004;19:36-38.


Lithner M, Klefsgard R, Johansson J, Andersson E. The significance of information after discharge for colorectal cancer surgery – a quality study. BMC 2015;14:36-44.


McShane C, Honeysett A. What is the preadmission role in preparation of patients for fast track surgery? Australian Nursing J 2013;20:37-39.


Moulton L, Evans P, Starks I, Smith T. Pre-operative education prior to elective hip arthroplasty surgery improves postoperative outcome. International Orthopaedics 2015;39:1483-1486.


Rudolfsson J. The nurse has time for me: the perioperative dialogue from the perspective of patients. Advan Periop Care 2003;1:77-84


Sjöstedt L, Hellström R, Stromberg MW. Patients’ need for information prior to colonic surgery. Gastroenterol Nurs 2011;34:390-7.


Smith F, Carlsson E, Kokkinakis D, Forsberg M, Kodeda K, Sawatzky R, Friberg F, Öhlén J. Readability, suitability and comprehensibility in patient education materials for Swedish patients with colorectal cancer undergoing elective surgery: a mixed method design. Patient Educ Couns. 2014;94:202-9.


White J, Dixon S. Nurse led patient education programme for patients undergoing a lung resection for primary lung cancer. J Thorac Dis 2015;7:131-137.


Williams B. Supporting self-care of patients following abdominal surgery. J Clin Nurs 2007;17:584-592.


Patient satisfaction / relatives


Beaver K, Wilson C, Procter D, Sheridan J, Towers G, Heath J, Susnerwala s, Luker K. Colorectal cancer follow-up: Patient satisfaction and amenability to telephone after care. Eur J of Onc Nurs 2011;15:23-30.


Bernard H, Foss M. Patient experiences of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS). Br J Nurs. 2014;12:100-2,104-6.


Bertelsen CB. Relatives in Older Patients’ Fast-Treatment programmes during Hip or Knee replacement: a Grounded Theory Study. PhD Dissertation. Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University, 2013.


Bertelsen CB, Kristensson J. Spouses’ involvement in older patients’ fast-track programmes during total hip replacement using case management intervention. A study protocol of the SICAM-trial. J Adv Nurs. 2015;71:1169-80.


Berthelsen CB, Kristensson J. The SICAM-trial: evaluating the effect of spouses’ involvement through case management in older patients’ fast-track programmes during and after total hip replacement. J Adv Nurs. 2016 Aug 4. doi: 10.1111/jan.13091. [Epub ahead of print]


Cox K, Wilson E. Follow-up for people with cancer: nurse-led services and telephone interventions. J Adv Nurs 2003;43:51-61.


Hommel A, Kock ML, Persson J, Werntoft E. The Patient’s view of nursing care after hip fracture. ISRN Nurs. 2012;2012:863291. doi: 10.5402/2012/863291. Epub 2012 Jul 3.


Jones EL, Wainwright TW, Foster JD, Smith JR, Middelton RG, Francis NK. A systematic review of patient reported outcomes and patient experience in enhanced recovery after orthopaedic surgery. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2014;96:89-94.


Khan S, Wilson T, Ahmed J, Owais, MacFie J. Quality of life and the patient satisfaction with enhanced recovery protocols. Colorectal Dis 2010;12:1175-82.


King PM, Blazeby JM, Ewings P, Longman RJ, Kipling RM, Franks PJ, Sheffield JP, Evans LB, Soulsby M, Bulley SH, Kennedy RH. The influence of an enhanced recovery programme on clinical outcomes, costs and quality of life after surgery for colorectal cancer. Colorectal Dis 2006;8:605-13.


Kræftens Bekæmpelse. Kræftpatienters oplevelser med sundhedsvæsenet gennem udredning og behandling. 2011


McCaughan E, Prue G, Parahoo K, McIlfatrick S, McKenna H. Exploring and comparing the experience and coping behaviour of men and women with colorectal cancer at diagnosis and during surgery. JAN 2011;67:1591-1600.


McCaughan E, Parahoo K, Prue G. Comparing cancer experiences among people with colorectal cancer: a qualitative study. JAN 2011;67:2686-95.


Norlyk A, Harder I. After colonic surgery: The lived experience of participating in a fast-track programme. Int J Qual Stud Health Well-being 2009;4:170-80.


Norlyk A. Patienters oplevelse af deltagelse i et accelereret operationsforløb efter en kolonoperation. En fænomenologisk undersøgelse. Klinisk Sygepleje 2010;24:36-46.


Norlyk A, Harder I. Recovering at home: participating in a fast-track colon cancer surgery programme. Nursing Inquiry 2011;18:165-173.


Norlyk A, Martinsen B. The extended arm of health professionals? Relatives’ experiences of patient’s recovery in a fast-track programme. J Adv Nurs. 2013;69:1737-46.


Philip S, Carter J, Pather S, Barnett C, D’Abrew N, White K. Patient’s satisfaction with fast-track surgery in gynaecological oncology. Eur J Cancer Care 2014;24:567-73.


Philis S, Carter J, Barnett C, D’Abrew N, Pather S, White K. Patients’ perspectives of fast-track surgery and the role of the fast-track clinical nurse consultant in gynecological oncology. Holist Nurs Pract. 2015;29:158-66.


Sibbern T, Bull Sellevold V, Steindal SA, Dale C, Watt-Watson J, Dihle A. Patients’ Experiences of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery: A systematic review of qualitative studies. J Clin Nurs. 2016 Jun 27. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13456


Short V, Atkinson C, Ness A, Thomas S, Burden S, Sutton E. Patient experiences of perioperative nutrition within an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery programme for colorectal surgery: A qualitative study. Colorectal Disease 2016;18:74-80.


Specht K, Kjaersgaard-Andersen P, Pedersen BD. Patient experience in fast-track total hip and knee replacement: a qualitative study. J Clin Nurs. 2016;25:836-45.


Specht K. Fast-track in hip and knee arthroplasty – its nursing organisation and the patient perspective. PhD Thesis. Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Clinical Research, Research Unit of Nursing, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.


Specht K, Kjaersgaard-Andersen P, Kehlet H, Pedersen BD. High patient satisfaction in 445 patients who underwent fast-track hip and knee replacement. Acta Orthop. 2015;86:702-7.


Taylor C and Burch J. Feedback on an enhanced recovery programme for colorectal surgery.  British Journal of Nursing 2011;20:286-290.


Vandrevala T, Senior V, Spring L, Kelliher L, Jones C. ‘Am I really ready to go home?’: a qualitative study of patients’ experience of early discharge following an enhanced recovery programme for liver resection surgery. Supportive Care in Cancer 2016:1-8.


Vilstrup DL, Mortensen CW, Rud K, Egerod I. Patienters oplevelse af henholdsvis konventionelle og accelererede kolonkirurgiske behandlingsforløb – en kvalitativ undersøgelse på baggrund af fokusgruppeinterviews. Klinisk Sygepleje 2009;23:56-67.




Brady K, Keller D, Delaney C. Successful implementation of an Enhanced Recovery Pathway: The Nures’s role. AORN 2015;102:469-481.


Burch J. Promoting enhanced recovery after colorectal surgery. Br J Nursing 2013;22:4-9.


Hjort Jakobsen D, Schmidt Haas L. Bedre patientforløb efter operation for aortaaneurisme. Sygeplejersken 2008;9:63-69.


Hjort Jakobsen D, Rud K, Kehlet H, Egerod I. Standardising fast-track surgical nursig care in Denmark. Br J Nurs 2014;23:471-476.


Hjort Jakobsen D, Stuhr Christensen P, Beyerholm Kielmann S, Balle Knudsen K. Høj kvalitet i arbejdet kræver styr på data. Fag&Forskning 2016;3:54-61.


Kahokehr A, Sammour T, Zargar-Shoshtari K, Thompson L, Hill A. Implementation of ERAS and how to overcome the barriers. Intern J Surg 2009;7:16-19.


Kehlet H, Büchler MW, Beart RW, Billingham RP, Williamson R. Care after colonic operation – is it evidence-based? Results from a multinational survey in Europe and the United States. J Am Coll Surg 2006;202:45-54.


Kehlet H, Wilmore DW. Surgical care – how can new evidence be applied to clinical practice? Colorectal Dis 2010;12:2-4.


Lassen K, Hannemann P, Ljungqvist O. Patterns in current perioperative practice: survey of colorectal surgeons in five northern European countries. BMJ 2005;330:1420-21.


Lyon A, Solomon MJ, Harrison JD. A qualitative study assessing the barriers to implementation of enhanced recovery after surgery. World J Surg 2014;38:1374-80.


Maessen J, Dejong CHC, Hausel J, Nygren J, Lassen K, Andersen J, Kessels AGH, Revhaug A, Kehlet H, Ljungqvist O, Fearon KCH, Meyenfeldt MF. A protocol is not enough to implement an enhanced recovery programme for colorectal resection. Br J Surg 2007;94:224-231.


Polle SW, Wind J, Fuhring JW, Hofland J, Gouma DJ, Bemelman WA. Implementation of a fast-track perioperative care program: What are the difficulties? Dig Surg 2007;24:441-449.


Sammour T, Zagar-Shoshtari K, Bhat A, Kahokehr A, Hill AG. A programme of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a cost-effective intervention in elective colonic surgery. N Z Med J 2010;123:61-70.


Sanares-Carreon D, Comeau O, Heliker D, Marshall D, Machner C, Bell L, Brumfield V, Kwarciany G, Sandridge J. An educational pathway to fast track evidence-based practice at the bedside. J Nurses Prof Dev. 2015;31:1-6.


Walter CJ, Smith A, Guillou P. Perceptions of the application of fast-track surgery principles by general surgeons. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2006;88:191-195.


Watson D. The benefits of Enhanced Recovery Pathways in Perioperative Care. AORN 2015;105:464-467.


Wilson L. Fast Track Surgery – Should all components of fast track surgery be introduced into the Australian hospital system or certain aspects? J Stomal Therapy Australia 2010;30:15-17.


Stoma patients


Burch J.  Enhanced recovery and how this related to stoma care practice. Journal of Wound Technology 2012;18:44-47.


Burch J.  Stoma care and enhanced recovery. Gastrointestinal Nursing 2012;1097:26-32.


Burch J, Slater R. Enhanced recovery after surgery: benefits for the stoma care patient. Br J Nurs 2012:21:16-21.


Burch J. Enhanced recovery, stomas and the community nurse. Br J Community Nurs. 2013;18:218-220.