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Understanding ERAS Protocol and Its Utility in OB Nursing

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Understanding ERAS Protocol and Its Utility in OB Nursing

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. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction: What is the ERAS Protocol? 
  2. Concepts of ERAS Protocol for Cesarean Sections
  3. Surgical Stress Response 
  4. Pre- & Intraoperative Concepts in ERAS Protocol
  5. Postoperative Concepts in ERAS Protocol
  6. Case Study 
  7. Body Temperature Management 
  8. Case Study (cont.) 
  9. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly 
  10. STAT C-Section 
  11. Summary 
  12. References 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC 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.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Explain ERAS protocol and its utilization in C-section procedures.  
  2. Explain how ERAS protocol can improve patient outcomes. 
  3. Understand the importance of following the ERAS protocol. 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. 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)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: June 11, 2021

Course Expires on: June 11, 2024

Course Offering: #85