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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways 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 Pectus Excavatum With Bar Placement ERAS 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 criteria:


    • Patients presenting for pectus excavatum repair with bar placement surgery

Committee members involved in the development:

  • Tolulope Oyetunji, MD, MPH | Surgery | Committee Co-Chair
  • Emily Weisberg, MD, FASA | Anesthesiology | Committee Co-Chair
  • Christian Taylor, MD | Anesthesiology | Committee Member
  • Amy Pierce, MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC | Surgery | Committee Member
  • Beth Orrick, APRN, FNP-BC | Surgery | Committee Member
  • Diane Rash, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC, PC | Surgery | Committee Member
  • Azita Roberson, MSN, RN, CPN, APRN, FNP-C | Department of Anesthesiology | Committee Member

EBP Committee Members:

  • Todd Glenski, MD, MSHA, FASA | Anesthesiology, Evidence Based Practice
  • Andrea Melanson, OTD, OTR/L | Evidence Based Practice
  • Megan Gripka, MT (ASCP) SM | Evidence Based Practice

Publication dates:

  • Finalized date: September 2022
  • Next expected revision date: September 2023

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These pathways do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different, and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare a pathway for each. Accordingly, these pathways should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.