Enhanced Recovery After Surgery programs (ERAS) have been used by some specialties for years, and are now becoming popular for gynecologic and obstetrics surgeries. ERAS programs consist of evidence-based interventions during a patient’s hospital stay that are intended to promote early return to activities such as eating, ambulation, and voiding and to manage pain. These programs reduce the risk of complications post-operatively and shorten a patient’s hospital stay. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) is developing an ERAS protocol for cesarean deliveries. Our goal was to determine how current practices and outcomes for cesarean deliveries at UIHC compare to established ERAS programs. We also sought to identify which patients would be appropriate candidates for an ERAS protocol at UIHC.
Cesarean delivery, recovery, Enhanced Recovery Protocols
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Chabal G, Bowdler NC, Santillan DA. Recovery from cesarean delivery at UIHC: a comparison to Enhanced Recovery Protocols. Proc Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Oct 29;8(3):Article 11 [2 p.]. . Free full text article.