Success of Parts I and II of the Guidelines for postoperative care in gynecologic/oncology surgery
We are delighted to announce that huge success of Parts I and II of the Guidelines for postoperative care in gynecologic/oncology surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society recommendations. Part I is the most downloaded article in Gynecologic Oncology in the last 90 days with Part II the third most downloaded article.
First author, Gregg Nelson, ERAS Lead, Assistant Professor and Tumour Group Leader at Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, writes:
The ERAS Gynecologic/Oncology Guidelines are extremely important for the advancement of surgical care for both major gynecology and gynecologic oncology. Previous reviews of enhanced recovery protocols in our specialty demonstrated marked dissimilarities among practice patterns – this highlighted the need to develop formalized, evidence-based guidelines. Linking these guidelines with the ERAS Interactive Audit System (EIAS) is underway and will be crucial in order to allow for audit of compliance which has proven to be a key factor required for the success and sustainability of such protocols. We are hopeful that these ERAS guidelines will help integrate existing knowledge into practice, align perioperative care, and encourage future investigations to address existing knowledge gaps.