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.
Anesthesiologists, Anesthesia Assistants, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Surgeons, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Occupational Therapists and Allied Health Professionals.
- 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.
Nicolas Demartines, M.D., FACS, FRCS, hon FCCS
Professor and Chairman
Department of Visceral Surgery
Lausanne University Hospital CHUV
Nicolas Demartines, M.D., FACS, FRCS, hon FCCS, faculty of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Luis A. de la Cruz, M.D., MBA, conference director of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship to disclose with ineligible companies.*
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