ERAS for thoracic surgery is relatively new with limited amount of research in this area.
What this paper adds:
The author is a nurse at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia and describes how their institution set up their ERAS program. There is a strong emphasis on the nursing perspective, but readers from all disciplines would benefit from reading this review. She discusses the barriers they faced when starting the program and also reports clinical outcomes as well as patient reported outcomes including satisfaction.
The potential for ERAS in VATS surgery Holbek BL, Horsleben Petersen R, Kehlet H, Hansen HJ. Fast-track video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: future challenges. Scand Cardiovasc J. 2016;50(2):78-82. What is already known: There…