The McGill University Health Care (MUHC) Enhanced Recovery program started in 2008 at the Montreal General Hospital with two supporting and leading physicians: Dr. Liane S. Feldman and Dr. Francesco Carli. In 2013, the Enhanced Recovery program started at the Royal Victoria Hospital.
Both programs have the support of a multidisciplinary team. Over the years, the MUHC Enhanced Recovery program has created, implemented, and sustained a multitude of surgical pathways within thoracic, general surgery, oral maxilla facial, urology, orthopedics, gynecology, gynecology oncology, hepatobiliary, transplant and vascular services.
Deborah Watson is the Enhanced Recovery program coordinator at the Montreal General Hospital since 2008. Deborah completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Université de Montréal and a master's degree in nursing from Athabasca University.
Claudiane Poisson is the Enhanced Recovery program coordinator at the Royal Victoria Hospital since 2015. Claudiane completed a bachelor and a Master of Science in Nursing from Université de Montréal.
Debbie and Claudiane have a good understanding of the role, tasks, and responsibilities of the nurse coordinator in the creation, implementation, and sustainability of an Enhanced Recovery program. They share their knowledge by teaching ERAS guidelines to interdisciplinary teams at the MUHC. They create patient education material respecting health literacy concepts and patient engagement is fundamental to the program. They can encourage and inspire those who want to expand on an existing program or for those who are new to the concept of Enhanced Recovery.
Dr. Liane S. Feldman
Dr. Francesco Carli