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!
CLINICA UNIVERSITARIA COLOMBIA (CUC) ERAS® QUALIFIED The Colorectal Team of University of Clinica Universitaria Colombia (CUC) in Bogotá, Colombia recently completed their ERAS® Implementation Program! Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the team has been able to demonstrate great improvements in the perioperative care and acquired the necessary skills in ERAS® Enhanced Recovery
A newly published article based on a survey among ERAS® Nurses, brings up factors such as improving patient outcomes and satisfaction being rated as main motivators for an ERAS® implementation. Further, in order to sustain a successful ERAS® Implementation, factors such as continuous staff education and coordination beyond the implementation period, appear to be of utmost importance.
ERAS® QUALIFIED – UNIVERSITÄTSKLINIKUM MANNHEIM, GERMANY Congratulations to the ERAS® Qualification! The Colorectal Team of Universitätsklinikum Mannheim – Chirurgische Klinik successfully completed their ERAS® Implementation Program, a program which has been run with a combination of physical and on-line seminars over the last 12 months. The ERAS® Clinical Expert, Dr Björn Wellge and
Congratulations to the teams at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany for completing their ERAS® Implementation Program with the training team Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Switzerland, supported by the Encare and Medtronic team joining from remote workplaces.
Alberta Health Services in Canada have been adopting the ERAS® program for several years showing good results. They have performed a return on investment analysis based on their implementation of several protocols (colorectal, pancreas, cystectomy, liver and gynecology) throughout 9 hospitals including about 10,000 patients. Their result shows a return of investment ratio of 1.05 to 7.31, meaning that every dollar invested in ERAS® brought $1.05 to $7.31 in return.
Prof. Olle Ljungqvist, the Chairman of ERAS® society answered a few most frequently asked questions about compliance in ERAS® (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) in a video. In the following video, he answered: How is compliance calculated? How is compliance measured in perioperative phases? What are the most important elements to adhere to in an ERAS® protocol? What is a good compliance rate?
The team at Helios Klinikum Krefeld, Germany successfully presented the final results of their ERAS® Implementation online to their trainers at the Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois, Switzerland and the Encare team in Sweden. They are eager to continue to improve their work and spread ERAS® to their colleagues.