New ERAS textbook now available to order “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery A Complete Guide to Optimizing Outcomes”
  • 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......

  • Replay – 2021 Worldwide free webinar Series – Perioperative opioids and ERAS

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  • Euroanaesthesia 2021 Congress

    We are delighted to share that The European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC) are hosting their annual congress in Munich (17 th – 19 th December 2021). The congress website is now open: https://euroanaesthesia2021.org The ERAS society is a specialist society of the......

  • 2021 Worldwide free webinar Series – Perioperative opioids and ERAS

    Registration is now open for our next webinar “Perioperative opioids and ERAS®” 24th April 2021, CET 16:00 – 17:30* Registration is quick, easy and free – do join us! Webinar Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hkCtC8MXQBG17–rMSbJSQ Webinar Agenda Webinar Speaker’s biographies   *It will also be re-broadcast for the......

  • NOW ONLINE: The ERAS and COVID-19 global seminar

    This free ERAS® Society webinar broadcasted on Saturday 27th of February in Europe and the Americas and March 6 in Australasia entitled “ERAS and COVID-19” covers how COVID-19 has developed a massive backlog of patients in need of surgery and how Enhanced Recovery After Surgery......

  • NEW GUIDELINES on Emergency Laparotomy: Diagnosis, Rapid Assessment and Optimization

    The ERAS®Society Guideline on Emergency Laparotomy: Diagnosis, Rapid Assessment and Optimization is now available at World Journal of Surgery on line first (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00268-021-05994-9) More Guidelines from the ERAS®Society click here!...

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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).