Implementing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program on a Specialty Nursing Unit

J Nurs Adm. 2018 Jun;48(6):303-309. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000619.


Implementing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guidelines is an effective method to standardize patient care, improve patient outcomes, and develop quality improvement projects. Completing the required ERAS Implementation Program provided by the International ERAS Society enabled the hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery team at Carolinas HealthCare System to successfully implement evidence-based practice changes for pancreaticoduodenectomy patients on an acuity-adjustable unit resulting in improved care and cost reduction.

MeSH terms

  • Digestive System Surgical Procedures / nursing*
  • Evidence-Based Nursing
  • Humans
  • North Carolina
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy / nursing
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration*
  • Postoperative Complications / nursing*
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
  • Specialties, Nursing