The authors are based at the University Hospitals – Case Medical Center in Cleveland, and are experienced in ERAS for colorectal surgery. The senior author has published widely in the area.
What this paper adds:
This paper describes the nurses role in setting up a successful ERAS program in a number of different surgical specialities. In particular, it stresses the importance of nurses to patient education, assisting patients in meeting ambulatory and dietary targets, providing effective analgesia and ensuring the pathways are successfully followed (including auditing compliance).
Understanding the benefits and implications of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Balfour A (2019) Understanding the benefits and implications of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. Nursing Standard. What is already known:…