The introduction of an enhanced recovery pathway for elective caesarean sections

J Perioper Pract. 2018 Mar;28(3):46-50. doi: 10.1177/1750458918755964.


This article will focus on the establishment of an enhanced recovery pathway (ERP) for women undergoing elective caesarean section in a busy maternity unit. It will consider the background to this project, the impact on services and the improvements in service that have been achieved as well as the challenges that have been experienced in this process.

Keywords: Enhanced recovery pathway / Caesarean section / Service improvement.

MeSH terms

  • Cesarean Section*
  • Elective Surgical Procedures*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy