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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.

NEW: Discover best practices with Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) in the latest accredited online module.  

This 30-minute interactive learning case assessing fluid management for better patient recovery outcomes was developed in partnership with the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada and is available to all healthcare professionals. All learning modules qualify for MOC Section 3 credits.

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Enhanced Recovery Canada gratefully acknowledges the support from the following industry partners in the development of ERC tools and resources and contributing to the dissemination and implementation of these surgical best practices. The ERC Pathways and other resources have been developed based exclusively on unbiased clinical evidence.

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