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 next World Congress in Europe in April/May 2022. We will post updates about the 2022 Congress once the details, dates and venue have been confirmed.

In the meantime, there will be an autumn conference hosted by ERAS® USA later this year, 10-12 November 2021. Full details of this event can be found on the ERAS® USA website and we will also post updates and details over the coming months.

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 Neurosurgeon, Dr Bertrand Debono. ERAS is currently a hot topic in spinal surgery, and the ERAS Society extends its congratulations to all of the authors for collaborating on this important work.

 

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!