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New ERAS textbook now available to order “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery A Complete Guide to Optimizing Outcomes”
  • In memory – Eivind Warberg

    This summer we lost one of our national ERAS leaders. Eivind Warberg sadly died in a drowning accident in Norway. Eivind was the lead Doctor for ERAS at Östvold hospital, and was about to take on a teaching position for the Norwegian ERAS Society. Dr......

  • ERAS Implementation Webinar Replay

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  • Welcome to join the SwERAS congress SwERAS-dagarna the 18th–19th of November 2021

    The Swedish ERAS Society SwERAS is pleased to announce the annual congress back again as a live event in November in Stockholm  Venue:  World Trade Center, Stockholm Program  Perioperativ analgesia and optimizing International guestlecturer: Professor Henrik Kehlet, Denmark,  Jugdeep Dhesi, Great Britain and professor Ole......

  • Turkish ERAS Society June 11-13, 2021

    Please join our Turkish colleagues who are running the 2nd Congress of the Turkish ERAS Society June 11-13, 2021.  Registration can be completed online via the following link: https://eras2021.org/registration.html...

  • ERAS SOCIETY® Saturday World Webinar series – ERAS Implementation Webinar

    Registration is now open for our next webinar “ERAS Implementation” https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0rUXqymbRZS8zfsUMyHwFg 12th June, 16:00-17:30 CET Co-chairs Prof Nicolas Demartines (Switzerland) and Prof Gregg Nelson (Canada) Download the Webinar Agenda here Download the Speakers’ Biographies here...

  • ERAS® Nursing and Allied Healthcare Research Group Survey

    Dear colleagues I am hoping you can participate in a brief survey that the ERAS® Nursing and Allied Healthcare Research Group have produced examining preoperative patient education. What we are hoping to do is to identify key themes that ought to be covered during preoperative......

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

ERAS is a multimodal perioperative care pathway designed to achieve early recovery for patients undergoing major surgery.

ERAS represents a paradigm shift in perioperative care in two ways.  First, it re-examines traditional practices, replacing them with evidence-based best practices when necessary. Second, it is comprehensive in its scope, covering all areas of the patient”s journey through the surgical process.

The key factors that keep patients in the hospital after surgery include the need for parenteral analgesia, the need for intravenous fluids secondary to gut dysfunction, bed rest caused by lack of mobility.

The central elements of the ERAS pathway address these key factors, helping to clarify how they interact to affect patient recovery. In addition, the ERAS pathway provides guidance to all involved in perioperative care, helping them to work as a well-coordinated team to provide the best care.

Reduce care time by more than 30%

A recent study shows that ERAS programs allow patients to recover much faster after their operation and this reduces the need for hospital stay by about 30% or more than 2 days after major abdominal surgery. Despite earlier discharge from the hospital, readmissions did not increase (Greco et al. World Journal of Surgery 2014 38:1531-1541).

Reduce complications by up to 50%

ERAS reduce major complications after abdominal surgery by as much as 40%. In particular non-cardiac complications, such as those from the lungs and cardiovascular systems are markedly reduced (Greco et al. World Journal of Surgery 2014 38:1531-1541).