Welcome to the Nursing and Allied Health Professional Group.
Working with an ERAS program is a multidisciplinary challenge to improve the standard of care. It requires extensive knowledge of the research evidence and care principles, as well as the organisational changes required to make ERAS programs function in clinical practice.
The purpose of this Nursing and Allied Health Professional Group is to have an International “bank of knowledge” for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals interested in ERAS, and to create a network for inspiration and knowledge sharing.
Knowledge sharing will take place at this website, where there will be:
- Examples of patient information
- A list of publications with articles for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
- Inspiration for organisational changes
- A list of names and contact details of the members of the ERAS Nursing group
Establishment of care-plans and pathways is a method to standardize surgical care and to plan nursing care with daily goals.
These care plans result in a nursing care more structured and focused than working with conventional care. Care plans are a working tool for nurses and describe in detail what to do, what the observations are, nursing duties and goals for oral intake, hours out of bed, and planned day of discharge and nutrition. Furthermore, the care plan provides documentation of nursing care and helps to eliminate undesirable variations in postoperative care. In this section, you will find below examples of selected care plans.
An example of a nursing care map after elective colonic resection on the first postoperative day (24-48 hours postoperatively). Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen
Nursing care program – Colonic resection Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen
Enhanced Recovery Programme St Mark’s Hospital
Do we miss a good example of a care plan?
Please contact us with any other examples that you would like us to publish in this section.