ERAS Implementation Challenges: Data Collection Analysis and the Role of the Physician Champion and ERAS Coordinator

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is an evidence-based, multimodal pathway developed to provide standardized care that improves patient outcomes after major surgery. Dr. Nicolas Demartines explains the requirements and challenges of a successful implementation and expansion of ERAS protocols across surgical specialties and the benefits these pathways can have on the optimization of perioperative patient care.  

Target Audience

Anesthesiologists, Anesthesia Assistants, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Surgeons, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Occupational Therapists and Allied Health Professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of data collection as a tool to support implementation, quality control and compliance with enhanced recovery protocols.
  • Evaluate the different types and options for data collection: traditional spreadsheets vs. ERAS database connected to interactive audit systems and real-time quality controls.
  • Identify the important roles of the physician champions in surgery and anesthesia and the nursing staff in the ERAS pathway. 
  • Implement a multidisciplinary team approach to the ERAS pathway.


 

Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Sosa, J. A., & Ljungqvist, O. (2018). World Journal of Surgery Becomes the Official Publication of the ERAS Society. World journal of surgery, 42(9), 2689-2690.
  • Melloul, E., Lassen, K., Roulin, D., Grass, F., Perinel, J., Adham, M., ... & Scott, M. J. (2020). Guidelines for Perioperative Care for Pancreatoduodenectomy: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Recommendations 2019. World journal of surgery, 1-29.
  • Melloul, E., Hübner, M., Scott, M., Snowden, C., Prentis, J., Dejong, C. H., ... & Clavien, P. A. (2016). Guidelines for perioperative care for liver surgery: enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) society recommendations. World journal of surgery, 40(10), 2425-2440.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
05/01/2020
Course expires: 
04/30/2023

Nicolas Demartines, M.D., FACS, FRCS, hon FCCS 
Professor and Chairman 
Department of Visceral Surgery 
Lausanne University Hospital CHUV
Lausanne, Switzerland

Nicolas Demartines, M.D., FACS, FRCS, hon FCCS, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Luis A. de la Cruz, M.D., MBA, conference director, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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