Evidence-based Clinical Care: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is an evidence-based, multimodal pathway developed to provide standardized care that improves patient outcomes after major surgery. Enhanced recovery pathways are well-defined perioperative programs applying evidence-based interventions in a protocol-like manner designed to standardize the care of the surgical patient in order to improve results and to reduce overall costs including earlier discharge from the hospital after surgery.
Anesthesiologists, Anesthesia Assistants, Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Allied Health Professionals.
- Explain evidence supporting ERAS as a best practice.
- Implement ERAS pathways leveraging a multidisciplinary team approach to improve patient care.
Luis A. de la Cruz, M.D., MBA
Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Director of Education, Department of Anesthesiology
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Evidence-Based Clinical Care (EBCC) Reviewers
Bianca Capella, APRN-BC
Corporate Clinical Consultant
Evidence-Based Clinical Care
Baptist Health South Florida
Suzy Monzon, MSN, R.N., CAPA
Patient Care Supervisor
Post Anesthesia Care Unit & Pain Treatment Center
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Luis A. de la Cruz, M.D., MBA, author for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.
Bianca Capella, APRN-BC, EBCC reviewer, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.
Suzy Monzon, MSN, R.N., CAPA, EBCC reviewer, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.
*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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American Board of Surgery - Maintenance of Certification (MOC) - Accredited CME- General Surgery
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