Moderator: Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA
Co-Moderator: Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, Chicago, IL

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery (ISCR), a collaborative program between the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, is a new initiative that seeks to meaningfully improve clinical outcomes by supporting hospitals in the implementation of evidence-based enhanced recovery pathways applied within the framework of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP). Enhanced recovery is a clinical pathway and approach to surgical care that promotes the delivery of evidence-based perioperative care and reduces variability. The purpose of this session is to provide an overview of the program, review experience with colorectal surgery, and highlight future opportunities for participation.

Presentations and Speakers

Improving Surgical Care and Recovery: A National Collaborative to Enhance the Recovery of Surgical Patients
Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA

Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) for Colorectal Surgery: Myth Busters
Michael F. McGee, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Chicago, IL

ERAS for Bariatrics: An Effective Strategy for Reducing Opioid Use
Stacy A. Brethauer, MD, FACS, Cleveland, OH

ERAS for Gynecology: Working Across the Spectrum of Procedures
Sean C. Dowdy, MD, FACS, Rochester, MN

Partnering with Anesthesiology: Preparing Patients for Surgery
Angela Bader, MD, MPH, Boston, MA

Making Quality Improvement Work: The Executive Sponsors Role
Elizabeth Mort, MD