Desire – it’s the key ingredient to make change happen. The Enhanced Recovery Collaborative is a collection of physicians, nurses, administrators, and allied health care providers with the desire to build the Enhanced Recovery capacity in BC’s surgical programs. Enhanced Recovery protocols are multi-modal perioperative care pathways designed to achieve early recovery after surgical procedures.
Since its launch in November 2014, there has been significant progress made both at the site level and at the Collaborative level. Site teams have been working to strengthen the multi-disciplinary culture of enhanced recovery. In addition to implementing all elements of the enhanced recovery pathway, teams have been building supportive infrastructures through staff training, patient education, and data auditing.
The Collaborative members are learning through both evidence and practice. Teams come together in-person on a quarterly basis and monthly by teleconference to share lessons and the results of process changes, exchange ideas to test, and collectively plan and strategize the spread and sustainability of ERAS beyond colorectal surgery.
The Collaborative Communities of Practice are developing documents that support implementation in areas where clear guidance is not found in the literature, and are creating and sharing new resources.
The Collaborative will close at the end of January 2016; they are now in their last action period. Teams continue to work toward fuller implementation of the pathway and are developing plans around spread and sustainability.
Support from senior health authority leadership will be critical for continuing and building off the great work that has been achieved to date. For more information, please contact: Angie Chan, Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Enhanced Recovery