What is ERAS?
ERAS is short for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. ERAS is a treatment program based on the best available medical science. The ERAS® Society is a not for profit medical society with international experts in surgery, anaesthesia, nursing, and all other health care professionals working bedside with patients. The society publishes and updates the guidelines for best care for a series of surgical operations.
Why use ERAS?
Numerous research reports have shown that employing ERAS as opposed to traditional care has marked effects on recovery. In many surgeries recovery time can be shortened by 30% or more and complication rates after the operation by at least as much.
Who does ERAS?
What does ERAS look like for the patient?
If you click here to look at patient information brochures that explain what happens to a patient undergoing an operation under ERAS care.
What makes ERAS work so well?
The protocol items is developed and run by a team of the key professionals involved; surgeons, anaesthetist, nurses, dieticians, Physiotherapists and others and they jointly keep control over the entire patient journey and audit the treatment continuously.
Patient’s experience of ERAS
If you use any of the below films in presentations please be sure to credit the ERAS Society and also the following statement “Thank you to June, Connie and Tony for sharing your experience. Filmed by Stephen Punton, Stephen Preston and Annette Frederiksen. Edited and Produced by Racoon Film”.