ERAS is an evidence supported care pathway that has instructions about eating and drinking, physical activity and controlling your pain and nausea. ERAS aims to put YOU, the person having surgery, at the forefront of care to help you feel better faster, reduce complications after surgery and have a shorter hospital stay.
Enhanced recovery helps patients, care givers and care providers plan and prepare for surgery together. By taking an active role in your surgery and recovery process, you can heal faster, safer and easier.
* Please ask your surgeon if the surgery you are having is under the ERAS program.
Read the ERAS education booklet before your surgery. Please have this booklet for your Pre-admission Clinic appointment, during your hospital stay and when you visit your family doctor.
Follow the clear juice instructions
Bring sugar free chewing gum to the hospital on the day of surgery. This will help "wake up " your digestive system.
Eat and drink as soon as you and your healthcare team feel it is safe
Sit in a chair as soon as you and your healthcare team feel it is safe
Walk to the bathroom and in the hallway as soon as you and your healthcare team feel it is safe
You are the most important part in your recovery.
The following hospitals have the ERAS program:
These videos were created by BC Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Collaborative and the Specialist Services Committee, a joint collaborative committee between the Doctors of BC and the BC Ministry of Health.
booklets can help you understand your surgery and give you information to help
plan for your recovery. The booklets include detailed information about pain
and post-operative nausea management.
ERAS: Colon Surgery
ERAS: Liver Surgery
ERAS: Lymph Node Removal for Testicular Cancer
ERAS: Pancreas Surgery
ERAS: Radical Cystectomy
ERAS: Spine Surgery (Thoraco-Lumbar Fusion and/or Revision)
ERAS: Stomach Surgery (Gastrectomy)
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