Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a multidisciplinary, multi-modal approach to perioperative care. The best of evidence-based medicine is employed to optimize the patient’s post-operative course promoting early recovery while post-op complications and costs are reduced. We also focus on multi-modality pain management which allows for reduction in post-operative opioid use. This proactive approach is comprised of data-driven, proven interventions: “Post-op recovery starts in pre-op.”
Starting with clearly-defined preoperative preparation that involves the spectrum of health care team members, including the patient.
Intraoperative approaches that have the entire scope of the patient’s care in mind including postoperative recovery – multimodality pain control, pre-emption of nausea, and fluid management to minimize postop ileus.
Postoperative order sets and team care that optimize patient recovery, convey the experience of accumulated knowledge and minimize complications and hospital stay.
We will provide evidence-based best practices from foremost international leaders. Discussion panels and breakout sessions will allow attendees to “pick the brains” of teams who have successfully improved their patients’ outcomes and then return to their institutions with a plan. Consider bringing other members of our multi-disciplinary team to facilitate implementation at your institution.
This course is designed for Physicians, Anesthesiologists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, CRNA's, Dieticians and Allied Health Professionals.
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
Recognize the science and evidence supporting best practices in Enhanced Recovery to optimize their patient outcomes.
Reduce reliance on post-operative narcotics by using multi-modality pain management strategies
Anesthesiologists and CRNAs:
Describe how intraoperative interventions regarding fluids, PONV prophylaxis, pain management, etc., can continue to affect patient outcomes in the post-operative period.
Interpret the science and evidence behind ERAS protocol recommendations and improve ERAS protocol compliance.
Recognize their role in facilitating the logistics of bringing together multidisciplinary teams that will improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.
Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.