The BC Enhanced Recovery Collaborative aimed to improve outcomes for elective colorectal surgery patients. Specific goals included increasing adherence of the protocol, decreasing the hospital length of stay and complication rate, and achieving the improvements without affecting readmission rates.
Sizing it Up
The Enhanced Recovery protocol is a multi-modal perioperative pathway designed to achieve early recovery after surgical procedures by maintaining pre-operative organ function and reducing the profound stress response following surgery.
From November 2014 to January 2016, the SSC sponsored eleven BC surgical sites worked together as the BC Enhanced Recovery Collaborative. The Collaborative applied the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Breakthrough Series model to integrate evidence into practice by promoting cross-site learning and teaching, efficient sharing of resources and tools, and development of a multi-disciplinary network of Enhanced Recovery clinicians and champions.
Things to Know
Since the close of the Collaborative, the Enhanced Recovery Bridge Funds from SSC are supporting 22 sites in sustaining their Enhanced Recovery infrastructure, spreading Enhanced Recovery to new sites, and developing new Enhanced Recovery protocols for gynecology, urology, hepatobiliary, and urgent/emergent general surgery.
Please visit Enhanced Recovery BC for more in-depth information and resources.
Request for new funds are not being accepted at this time.