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The ERAS approach to perioperative care is

Designed to achieve early recovery for patients undergoing major surgery

How the Enhanced Recovery Programme works

Why it works

The key factors that delay recovery after surgery include:

  • suboptimal pain management,
  • the need for intravenous fluids secondary to gut dysfunction,
  • delayed feeding, and
  • lack of mobilisation.

The Results?

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  • Complications and length of hospital stay has decreased by 30 – 40%
  • Patient satisfaction and recovery has improved
  • Patients return to normal activities earlier
  • Patients are able to commence adjuvant chemotherapy earlier, with potential for improved long term survival

To achieve these results, the active participation of the patient and their families, and a well-functioning multidisciplinary team are essential.