ENHANCED RECOVERY AFTER SURGERY: A TRUE REVOLUTION AT COIMBRA UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITAL CENTER

  • Luísa Silva Serviço de Anestesiologia do Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Ana Almeida Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Manuel Rosete Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Filipa Correia Serviço de Anestesiologia do Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2030-1842
  • José Guilherme Tralhão Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5641-6975

Abstract


A small group of anesthesiologists and surgeons from Coimbra University and Hospital Center became interested in a project developed in northern European countries, the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Program. This program is based on training and preparing colorectal surgical patients with excellent results with regard to the decrease of complications, duration of hospitalization and the increase of patient and team´s satisfaction. The authors intend to describe the challenge of developing this project at Coimbra University and Hospital Center and display some of the results observed after the implementation of this program in colorectal surgery.

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Published
2024-01-11
How to Cite
SILVA, Luísa et al. ENHANCED RECOVERY AFTER SURGERY: A TRUE REVOLUTION AT COIMBRA UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITAL CENTER. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia, [S.l.], n. 56, p. 35-39, jan. 2024. ISSN 2183-1165. Available at: <https://revista.spcir.com/index.php/spcir/article/view/957>. Date accessed: 12 july 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.34635/rpc.957.
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Original Papers