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)