1st ERAS Society Implementation Program in Latin America

ERAS latin americaThe first ERAS Society Implementation program was started in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 15-16. The program was hosted by the Italian Hospital under the leadership of professor Adrián Álvarez and his team.

Two leading teams from other Latin American countries were in the program aiming to produce a lead team for each country for the implementation of ERAS. One team from Bogota, Colombia; Clinica Reina Sofia Org Sanitas and one from Guadalajara Mexico: Hospital Civil de Guadalajara were trained. The team consisted of surgeons and anesthesia leads, a dedicated ERAS nurse, and other specialists including representation from the senior management.

The ERAS Implementation program will be turn over period of about 8 months. The first session was run with the support of guest speakers, teachers and coaches RN ERAS specialist nurse Valerie Addor and professor Nicolas Demartines from CHUV Lausanne, Switzerland and professor Olle Ljungqvist Örebro, Sweden.