New ERAS® Protocol for primary hip and knee arthroplasty, based on the published ERAS® Society Guidelines: Consensus statement for perioperative care in total hip replacement anad total knee replacement surgery. Enhanced Recovery After Surery (ERAS®) Society recommendations.
The global pandemic interrupted daily healthcare around the world. Surgeries were some of the first appointments to halt as operating rooms began to double as intensive care units for the patients needing ventilatory support for COVID-19 pulmonary failure. This change in everyday practice has led to a fast-growing surgical backlog.
Despite the tough situation with COVID-19, the Urology Surgical team lead by Dr Guillaume Guichard at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Besançon, France completed their ERAS® implementation which started in 2019 and became ERAS® Qualified in the Urology/Cystectomy ERAS® Protocol in July, 2021. They were trained by the ERAS® Coach Valérie Addor at the ERAS® Center of Excellence Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Switzerland. We wish them all continued success in their ERAS® work!
On June 16, 2021, the Gynecology Team of CHUM, represented by Dr Vanessa Samouëlian, Chantal Zaryczny, Elise Hillman and Laetitia Jourdan, presented their ERAS® work carried out since 2015. Based on their work, progress shown and results, they were approved for ERAS® Qualification by the ERAS® Society.
ERAS has been shown to reduce surgical complications which leads to fewer readmissions and shorter hospital stays. This will reduce costs, increase healthcare efficiency, improve patient satisfaction, and promote multidisciplinary teamwork.
In Brazil, Hospital Brasília Lago Sul has managed to implement ERAS® in their respective Colorectal Surgery departments during the pandemic. They have been trained and coached by Prof Adrian Alvarez and Dr Uriel Fraidenraij of University Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires, Argentina. We wish them all continued success in their ERAS® work!
Hospital São Lucas Copacabana, Brazil successfully implemented ERAS® in their respective Colorectal Surgery departments during the pandemic. They have been trained and coached by Prof Adrian Alvarez and Dr Uriel Fraidenraij of University Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires, Argentina. We wish them all continued success in their ERAS® work!
Despite the tough situation with COVID-19, the surgical team of São Camilo, São Paulo, Brazil, were able to complete an ERAS® Implementation Program. They are the first ERAS® Qualified team for the Bariatric Surgical Protocol in Brazil.
To date, ERAS has achieved significant benefit for patients and health systems; however, improvements are still needed, particularly in the areas of patient optimization and systematic implementation. During this time of global crisis, the ERAS method of delivering care is required to take surgery and anesthesia to the next level and bring improvements in outcomes to both patients and health systems.
In Copenhagen, a team lead by Dr Jens Hillingsoe at the Rigshospitalet started their ERAS® Implementation in March 2020 and despite the COVID-19 situation, were able to complete it after 12 months with very good results!