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.
ERAS® programs allow patients to recover much faster after their operation and this reduces the need for hospital stay by about 30% or more.
Helping you understand the Enhanced Recovery Programme and how you will play an active part in your recovery.
11th ERAS UK Conference: Innovation for Recovery
We are delighted to announce the dates for the 11th UK ERAS conference. It is to be held at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on 25th November 2022.…
Professor Olle Ljungqvist wins ISS/SIC “Société Internationale de Chirurgie” prize
We are delighted to announce that our outgoing Chairman Olle Ljungqvist has won the prestigious ISS/SIC “Société Internationale de Chirurgie” prize. The prize is awarded to the surgeon who’s…
First ERAS Program in Japan to use Encare
Nagahama City Hospital are introducing an ERAS program for colorectal patients in July. They are also going to using the Encare online audit tool, and so are the first…
ERAS Implementation has officially been listed as a working directive in Patient Safety Goal for Taiwan 2022-2023
On February 9th of 2022, Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) announced “Taiwan Patient Safety Goals for 2022-2023”, with ERAS featuring in “Issue 3: Improving Surgical Safety”. The…
The ERAS® Society Handbook for Obstetrics & Gynecology
We are delighted to announce the publication of The ERAS® Society Handbook for Obstetrics & Gynecology, which covers all aspects of enhanced recovery care for disciplines of general gynecology,…
Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Elective Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery at Primary and Secondary Hospitals in Low–Middle-Income Countries (LMIC’s): Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Recommendation
We are delighted to announce the publication of the most recent guidelines on the perioperative care in elective abdominal and pelvic surgery in low and middle income (LMICs). A…
New vascular surgery ERAS guidelines
We are delighted to announce that the ERAS Society and Society for Vascular Surgery have published a consensus statement on the use of enhanced recovery for patients undergoing open…
Euroanaesthesia 2022 4-6th June in Milan
Theres still a chance to attend the upcoming congress in Milan, but please note that registration closes on 22nd May. Click here for more details and to register.