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What is Enhanced Recovery After Surgery?

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery - ERAS is a program highlighting surgical best practices and consists of a number of evidence-based principles that support better outcomes for surgical patients including: an improved patient experience, reduced length of stay, decreased complication rates and fewer hospital readmissions.

As part of CPSI's Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan for Surgical Care Safety and with support from 24 partner organizations from across the country, Enhanced Recovery Canada is leading the drive to improve surgical safety across the country and help disseminate these ERAS principles.

A number of Canadian surgical care teams have already embraced the ERAS principles: Alberta Health Services, Eastern Health, McGill University Health Centre, University of Toronto's Best Practices in Surgery, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority as well as BC's Patient Safety & Quality Council and the Doctors of British Columbia.

Application Deadline (March 1, 2019): Enhanced Recovery Canada: Safety Improvement Project

The Canadian Patient Safety Institute is set to launch a new Safety Improvement Project focused on surgical best practices for colorectal surgeries in January 2019.

Video Series

We trust this 6 part interview with international ERAS expert Dr. Henrik Kehlet will whet your appetite. Stay tuned for additional information regarding Enhanced Recovery Canada.

Use the YouTube playlist below to play all, or any of the six videos in the series.


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