International Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research

International Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research


International Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research
International Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 2
Enhanced recovery after surgery implementation: A clinical review

Abdelkader Boukerrouche

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a multimodal approach to perioperative care, aiming to improve outcomes and increase the potential for patient recovery. Therefore, the ERAS process care includes mainly preoperative optimization of patient conditions, early oral intake, pain control, fluid management, and early mobility. As a multimodal and multidisciplinary strategy, ERAS program implementation involves surgeons, anesthetists, an ERAS coordinator, and the care unit personnel. Initiated in cardiac surgery, the ERAS protocols have been increasingly developed in colorectal surgery leading to the publication of consensus and guidelines by the ERAS Society. Currently, the ERAS program implementation has been generalized to almost all surgical subspecialties leading to the elaboration of various evidence-based consensus and guidelines. The goal of the ERAS programs is to promote fast postoperative recovery as quantified by reducing hospital stay length, decreasing complications, and specific surgical care cost. This review provides an overview on the ERAS protocol implementation across various surgical disciplines with a focus on quantified metric improvement, current ERAS practices and clinical success rates.
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Abdelkader Boukerrouche. Enhanced recovery after surgery implementation: A clinical review. International Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2019, Pages 08-11
International Journal of Surgery and Surgical Research