European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC)

The ERAS® Society is a Specialist Society member of the newly renamed European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (ESAIC). Previously the European Society of Anaesthesiology, ESAIC has more the 9,700 full members and more than 20,000 associate members. It remains the second largest Anaesthesia Society globally and holds the most prominent position in the community of anaesthesiologist in Europe and elsewhere. To visit the ESAIC website click here.

 

The Euroanaesthesia Virtual Congress is coming soon (28-30 November 2020) and is Europe’s largest annual event showcasing the latest news and innovations with medical experts active in the field of anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, intensive care, emergency medicine, and pain treatment. For more information please click here.

 

 

Pre-operative Patient Education – Bite Size Education Series Video

This is a short interview with nurses Jennie Burch and Angie Balfour. It aims to highlight the importance of preoperative patient education, a cornerstone principle of ERAS, which aims to prepare patients for their operation and their recovery.

Both Angie and Jennie have been working as ERAS nurses for over a decade in Edinburgh, Scotland and St Mark’s Hospital, London. They have seen ERAS evolve over time and have watched it’s implementation spread from one specialty to another reaching to all patients who have elective surgical procedures.

Jennie and Angie have also written a chapter featured in the ERAS textbook (available here)

ERAS HIPEC guidelines now published in European Journal of Surgical Oncology

The ERAS Society is delighted to announce that the “Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) with or without hyperthermic IntraPEritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC): Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society Recommendations” have now been published in 2 parts in the European Journal of Surgical Oncology.

The articles are both open access

Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) with or without hyperthermic IntraPEritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC): Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS®) Society Recommendations d Part I: Preoperative and intraoperative management

Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) with or without hyperthermic IntraPEritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC): Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society Recommendations — Part II: Postoperative management and special considerations

COVID-19 update to the ERAS® Interactive Audit System

The ERAS® Interactive Audit System, can now also be used to track your patient’s Covid-19 status. This will be beneficial for surgical teams to keep track of the patient’s Covid-19 status and identify how the patient’s Covid-19 status affects the outcome of care.

The selection items are based on the WHO Clinical Coding for Covid-19. Since some studies show long term effects in COVID patients, this data can be used to study how these cases respond to recovery after surgery in the long run.

The ERAS® Interactive Audit System comes with a set of protocols based on the ERAS® Society published guidelines and is used to register, measure, and audit your patient’s perioperative care process.

If you are using an audit system for ERAS® practice, there are some parameters that may be of high value to you for planning backlog surgeries and identifying the best perioperative measures. Please read more here.

Please contact Encare directly if you have questions regarding the ERAS® Interactive Audit System and how to implement ERAS®.

First Chinese ERAS Society affiliated hospital

On the 18th August 2020, a Memorandum of Understanding between the ERAS Society and the First University Hospital of Lanzhou China was signed. Prof Li, president of the First University Hospital of Lanzhou signed, along with Prof Olle Ljungqvist and Prof Nicolas Demartines from the ERAS Society. The agreement proceeds the formal implementation of an HPB ERAS program in Lanzhou. This will be the first Chinese ERAS affiliated hospital!

The Post COVID-19 Surgical Backlog: Now is the Time to Implement ERAS

Members of the ERAS Society Executive Committee; Prof Olle Ljungqvist, Prof Gregg Nelson, and Prof Nicolas Demartines have just published an editorial in the World Journal of Surgery describing the post COVID-19 surgical backlog and the role ERAS can play in helping to deal with it.

Click here to access the article.

“Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Review” named in JAMA Surgery top 5 articles

As JAMA Surgery celebrates 100 years in publication, it has recently announced some important milestones

  • Impact Factor of 13.6, the highest ranking surgery journal in the world
  • Reaching nearly 100,000 readers each week via email alerts and social media
  • More than 8.3 million annual article views and downloads
  • More than 7,500 media mentions in 2019 and 2020, including 38 of the top 50 Altmetric scores for general surgery articles

It has also named the article “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Review” written by Prof Olle Ljungqvist, Prof Michael Scott, and Prof Kenneth Fearon as one of the top 5 articles in the journal.

Click here to read the article, which has been viewed over 42,000 times and cited 550 times.