Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Michele Persico, Fay Wright

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Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is an evidence-based practice (EBP) standard of care that embraces technology and surgical innovations to refocus many surgical procedures to an ambulatory setting, and decrease surgical inpatient length of stay (LOS). Even though the ERAS protocol includes EBP standardized guidelines, translating it into practice requires planning and stakeholder buy-in. The surgeons wanted to improve their practice with the ERAS protocol and identified the need to collaborate with nursing for successful change. With a nurse educator leading the project in collaboration with a lead surgeon, the team used the Evidence-Based Practice Improvement (EBPI) Model to translate the ERAS protocol into practice. This chapter provides the details about how the team successfully used the EBPI Model to translate the ERAS protocol at a New York hospital to improve the care of surgical patients and discusses the lessons learned about how to enhance that model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Practice Improvement
Subtitle of host publicationMerging Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement
PublisherSpringer Publishing Company
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9780826182142
ISBN (Print)9780826182135
StatePublished - Jan 1 2024

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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