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

  • Update – 2021 World Congress of the ERAS® Society and ERAS® USA

    We regret to inform you that the World Congress of the ERAS® Society and ERAS® USA due to be held in New Orleans in July 2021 has been cancelled due to the uncertainties involving travel and gatherings because of Covid-19. We hope to organise the......

  • Expert Consensus of Data Elements for Collection for Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery

    Congratulations to the authors of the “Expert Consensus of Data Elements for Collection for Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery” which have just been published in the World Journal of Surgery.      ...

  • Save the date! 

    Please join us for a free ERAS® Society webinar on Saturday 27th of February 12 noon to 1330 (CET) entitled “ERAS and COVID-19” kindly sponsored by 3M, with a number of world-class speakers followed by a Q&A panel at the end! See below for draft......

  • ERAS Society lumbar spinal fusion guidelines now published

    The ERAS Society is delighted to report the recent publication of a “Consensus statement for perioperative care in lumbar spinal fusion: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society recommendations” in the the Spine Journal. An international multi-disciplinary team of 12 authors was expertly led by French......

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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).