Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs promote an evidence based, multidisciplinary approach to patient care aimed at facilitating faster recovery from surgery, decreasing hospital length of stay, and minimizing post-operative complications. From scheduling through discharge, all phases of perioperative care are incorporated into ERAS programs.
The Neuromuscular Patients Undergoing Major Orthopedic Surgery Synopsis provides a high-level overview of the care standards employed for this ERAS.
Algorithms associated with this ERAS:
Additional tools associated with this ERAS:
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
- Neuromuscular patients undergoing major lower extremity orthopedic procedures
- Neurotypically developed patients
- Neuromuscular patients undergoing only soft tissue work
- Neuromuscular patients undergoing hardware removal only
Committee members involved in the development:
- Nichole Doyle, MD, FASA | Anesthesiology | Committee Co-Chair
- Emily Weisberg, MD, FASA | Anesthesiology | Committee Co-Chair
- Kathryn Keeler, MD | Orthopedic Surgery | Committee Member
- Azita Roberson, MSN, RN, CPN, APRN, FNP-C | Anesthesiology | Committee Member
EBP Committee Members:
- Todd Glenski, MD, MSHA, FASA | Anesthesiology, Evidence Based Practice
- Megan Gripka, MT (ASCP) SM | Evidence Based Practice
- Andrea Melanson, OTD, OTR/L | Evidence Based Practice
- Finalized date: 10/2022
- Next expected revision date: 10/2023
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