What is already known:
Enhanced recovery is a true multidisciplinary endeavour, but at times the focus can be too much on the medical side of things.
What this paper adds:
This excellent review gives a great overview of ERAS, focusing in particular on the nursing view and how they can be empowered rather than burdened by the pathways. It looks at the barriers to implementing ERAS, such as high patient to nursing ratios on wards and so limited time to help with mobilisation goals etc. But also shows how with increasing compliance with ERAS elements it can actually decrease nursing workload.
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS): barriers and solutions for nurses. Angie Balfour, Jeanette Amery, Jennie Burch, Henriette Smid – NanningaAsia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing. In Press – Journal Pre-proof…