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J Nurs Adm. 2018 Jun;48(6):303-309. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000619.

Implementing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program on a Specialty Nursing Unit.

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Authors Affiliations: ERAS Nurse (Ms Tezber), Nurse Practitioners (Dr Aviles and Ms Eller), Clinical Research Data Manager (Ms Cochran), ERAS Leader and Associate Professor of Surgery (Dr Vrochides), Chief Surgeon and Professor of Surgery (Dr Iannitti), Nurse Manager (Mr McClune), Hepatobiliary Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina.


Implementing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guidelines is an effective method to standardize patient care, improve patient outcomes, and develop quality improvement projects. Completing the required ERAS Implementation Program provided by the International ERAS Society enabled the hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery team at Carolinas HealthCare System to successfully implement evidence-based practice changes for pancreaticoduodenectomy patients on an acuity-adjustable unit resulting in improved care and cost reduction.

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