How to Start an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Cardiac Program.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

In this review the authors introduce a practical approach to guide the initiation of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) cardiac surgery program. The first step in implementation is organizing a dedicated multidisciplinary ERAS cardiac team composed of representatives from nursing, surgery, anesthesiology, and other relevant allied health groups. Identifying a program coordinator or navigator who will have responsibilities for developing and implementing educational initiatives, troubleshooting, monitoring progress and setbacks, and data collection is also vital for success. An institution-specific protocol is then developed by leveraging national guidelines and local expertise.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jawitz, OK; Bradford, WT; McConnell, G; Engel, J; Allender, JE; Williams, JB

Published Date

  • October 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 571 - 579

PubMed ID

  • 32892814

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-8232

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccc.2020.07.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States