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Surgery recovery: how nurses can use ERAS from prehab to rehab

Enhanced recovery after surgery – or ERAS – is an approach that is bafflingly underused, despite being shown to improve outcomes for patients, and shorten hospital stays

Enhanced recovery after surgery – or ERAS – is an approach that is bafflingly underused, despite being shown to improve outcomes for patients, and shorten hospital stays

  • Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is an evidence-based care pathway that includes often simple measures to prepare patients for swift recovery after surgery
  • Implementation of ERAS has been patchy and reliant on individuals to champion its benefits, but two initiatives may prompt more widespread uptake of the programme
  • Basics of ERAS, tips on giving advice to perioperative patients and a case study of a successful prehabilitation programme

After many years of trying to sell enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) ‘like a double-glazing salesman’, ERAS specialist nurse

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