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,sites are continuing to develop and implement Enhance Recovery protocols for gynecology, urology, hepatobiliary, and urgent/emergent general surgery. In January 2018, the BC Summit on Surgical Improvement highlighted some of the work ERAS sites continue to implement, as well as other surgical improvement work happening in the province. Learn more about the Surgical Summit here.
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