ERAS Program 怡樂適療程
ERAS Program 怡樂適療程
ERAS Program (also known as Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) is a care model that helps you recover faster and better after surgery. This program changes the traditional surgical care strategy on the basis of empirical medicine, which minimizes the physical injury and psychological stress brought by the surgery, and thereby reduces the risk of inpatient days from post-surgical complications and achieves the goal of faster recovery.
The care team of CMUH’s ERAS Program comprises of professionals in multiple positions, including doctors, nutritionists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, and program case managers. The content of the program includes the following three sections:
Pre-surgical Preparation: Expected surgery to the day before surgery
Optimization of functional capacity
Adjustment of lifestyle
Care During Surgery: On the day of operation
Minimally invasive surgery
Post-Surgery Recovery: Day of surgery to discharge from hospital
Excellent recovery of respiratory function
Effective pain controlReduce postoperative nausea and vomiting
Reduce unnecessary tubes
Early enteral diet and mobilizationNutrition and rehabilitation implementation
Comparison with general surgical procedures
General Surgical Treatment
|No special preparation, wait for notice of hospitalization.
|Draft nutrition intake and home exercise as well as other exclusive plans to help patient quit smoking and alcohol, thereby optimizing pre-operative medical condition.
|Food and liquid fasting since midnight before the day of surgery.
|The patient can still drink sugar containing clear liquid 2 hours before the surgery to prevent starving during the surgery.
|Care during surgery
|Depending on personal medical condition and administer drugs for treatment in case of symptoms.
|Adopt precision anesthesia and multi-model analgesia to prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting and acute wound pain.
|Wait for mitigation of wound pain and removal of tubes before ambulation.
|Shorten time for tube retention while a variety of professionals will help the patient get off the bed and ambulate and start oral diet to speed up postoperative recovery.
Our goal is to help you restore normal life soon after the surgery. We will develop a surgical care plan suitable for you together. We encourage you to bring any questions or concerns in the entire process and we will do our best to offer you a high-quality perioperative care.
ERAS Program Health Education Animation
- Enhanced Recovery After Surgery USA (ERAS USA). https://erasusa.org/
- ERAS Society. https://erassociety.org/guidelines/
- World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists. https://resources.wfsahq.org/atotw/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras/