Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocol Archives
Oct. 13, 2022—Vanderbilt's latest enhanced recovery after surgery clinical pathway was launched last month for adult patients receiving surgery to remove extremity soft tissue sarcomas, which are cancerous tumors that can arise in muscles, tendons, fat, blood vessels and other connective tissue.
Aug. 17, 2022—Vanderbilt's enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program recently expanded to include the 1,400 patients per year who receive total hip replacement or total knee replacement surgery.
Jan. 7, 2021—For patients receiving total knee or total hip replacements at the Nashville VA Medical Center, the use of opioids for inpatient pain management and the total time patients spent in the hospital were both greatly reduced following the January 2016 adoption of sweeping quality improvement measures.
Feb. 13, 2020—An initiative at VUMC is helping patients recover more quickly from major surgery, leave the hospital earlier and have fewer side effects from their pain management.
Sep. 12, 2019—At VUMC's High-Risk Surgical Encounter (Hi-RiSE) Clinic, patients at higher risk of developing complications are comprehensively evaluated and interventions are efficiently coordinated and completed in the weeks leading up to surgery.