MedSciNet has completed the implementation of the data entry module for ERAS Interactive Audit System (EIAS).
ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) is a multimodal perioperative care pathway designed to achieve early recovery for patients undergoing major surgery. Representing a paradigm shift in perioperative care in several ways, ERAS is comprehensive in its scope, covering all areas of the patient’s journey through the surgical process.
The key factors that keep patients in the hospital after surgery include the need for parenteral analgesia, the need for intravenous fluids secondary to gut dysfunction, and bed rest caused by lack of mobility. The central elements of the ERAS pathway address these key factors, helping to clarify their interaction within the context of the patient's recovery. In addition, the ERAS pathway offers guidance to those involved in perioperative care to work as a well-coordinated team and provide the optimal care for patients.
To reach full control and achieve best practises in perioperative care, all patient data relevant to ERAS Protocol(s) is entered and monitored in ERAS Interactive Audit System. This enables continuous follow-up and ensures that the perioperative team works together to reach and maintain a high level of compliance to ERAS Protocol(s), resulting in reduced recovery time, lower rate of complications, and improved quality of care for patients over time.
Developed in accordance with the research driven by the ERAS Society, EIAS will provide crucial support in the daily decision making process and serve an is important quality assurance tool for perioperative care personnel.
To learn more, please visit the ERAS Society website at www.erassociety.org.