Day 3: Congress: Monday, November 11, 2019

Panel Session 1: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS): Building the Ultimate ERAS Protocol!


Monday, November 11, 2019


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Rooms 109-110




Bruce S. Kahn


Sean Dowdy, Richard B. Rosenfield, Rebecca L. Stone, Kelly N. Wright

Course Description

During this presentation and panel discussion, panelists will discuss how implementation of Enhanced Recovery Pathways have improved patients’ perioperative experience, length of stay, as well as how the need for and use of narcotic medication has been minimized or eliminated. Panelists will also share their experiences working with hospital administrators, anesthesiologists and peri-operative staff to begin ERAS programs and suggest tips for success in starting new or expanding existing programs. The economic impact and future areas for development of ERAS pathways will be explored from several perspectives.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Discuss the benefits of ERAS pathways for patients, surgeons and hospital administrators; 2) use ERAS pathways to optimize patients’ peri-operative experience and length-of-stay; and 3) interact with hospital administrators to implement a successful ERAS program.

Course Outline

2:00Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewB.S. Kahn
2:05ERAS at Scripps Clinic: It’s about Value… and NarcoticsB.S. Kahn
2:10Mayo Clinic Has the Best Protocol in the Country, a Humble OpinionS. Dowdy
2:15ERAS at Cedars: Stop the Void to Change an InstitutionK.N. Wright
2:20ERAmiS From the AAGL Task Force- the Best Pathway UnveiledR.B. Rosenfield, R.L. Stone
2:25An Audience Participation Event to Create the ULTIMATE ERAS Protocol…All Faculty