ERAS Protocols Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Opioid Use
The ERAS Protocols Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Opioid Use course was presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2017 as part of a larger panel session focused on surgical perioperative strategies to reduce opioid consumption while maintaining safe and effective pain control.
In this course, Thomas Aloia, MD, FACS, shares his best practices for implementing an opioid-sparing protocol during his patients' hepatectomies.
The ERAS Protocols Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Opioid Use course, offered by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, is intended for use only by the course participant. Thank you in advance for your participation.
Illustrate how enhanced recovery protocols can be used to improve patient outcomes and decrease the need for postsurgical opioids.
- ERAS Protocols Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Opioid Use
- Sample Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol
- Practicing surgeons
- Professional health care providers
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Conflict of Interest
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Thomas A. Aloia, MD - Nothing to Disclose
Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology
Division of Surgery, Director of Quality and Outcomes
MD Anderson Cancer Center
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 Certificate of Completion