Understanding ERAS Protocol and Its Utility in OB Nursing
Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5
Author: Ingrid Butler
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a multimodal and multidisciplined approach to improving outcomes post-operatively. Initially, ERAS protocol began with colorectal procedures and has now been integrated into the OB-GYN field for Cesarean sections (C-sections); however, it has not been adopted into all healthcare facilities (3, 5). ERAS protocol for C-sections can shorten a patient’s length of stay, improve outcomes, and increase patient satisfaction.
- Introduction: What is the ERAS Protocol?
- Concepts of ERAS Protocol for Cesarean Sections
- Surgical Stress Response
- Pre- & Intraoperative Concepts in ERAS Protocol
- Postoperative Concepts in ERAS Protocol
- Case Study
- Body Temperature Management
- Case Study (cont.)
- The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
- STAT C-Section
Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
In this course we will discuss the ERAS protocol and the benefits it has for patients undergoing C-section procedures. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- Explain ERAS protocol and its utilization in C-section procedures.
- Explain how ERAS protocol can improve patient outcomes.
- Understand the importance of following the ERAS protocol.
- Registered Nurses (RN)
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)
Requirement for Completion
- Enrollment in the course by the learner
- Read and learn all course materials
- Complete the course evaluation
- Attest and testify learning of the course materials
Accreditations + Approvals
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
- California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
- Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
- Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
- New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
- Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)
Conflict of Interest Statement
Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.
Course Expires on: June 11, 2024
Course Offering: #85