ESR Protocols: Improving the Care of Surgical Patients

 


Program Description / Statement of Need:

In this online CME self-learning program:

 

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a multimodal perioperative care pathway designed to attenuate the stress response during a patient’s surgical procedure and preserve organ function while promoting early recovery.1 While this approach is not new, it has not always been widely employed in spite of supporting evidence from a range of randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses.This literature suggests that ERAS programs are safe, cost-effective, and minimize the length of stay in a hospital without compromising quality of care.ERAS programs are successful in part because they are proactive in nature, comprised of interventions beginning during preoperative planning and continuing through intraoperative management and postoperative care.

 

One essential component of successful ERAS implementation is improving care of surgical patients.

 

Agenda

 

  • Introduction to ESR protocols
  • Perioperative optimization
  • Pain Control
  • Glucose Control

 

Target Audience:

This program has been designed for a multidisciplinary physician and nurse audience including: ICU / Anesthesia / Peri-op / Intensivists / Trauma / Critical Care



Program Objectives:

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

    • Describe perioperative optimization
    • Describe pain control in ERAS
    • Describe glucose control in ERAS


    Accreditation:

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through ScientiaCME. ScientiaCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

     

    Credit Designation: ScientiaCME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



    Release Date: May 07, 2015
    Expiration Date: May 07, 2017

    Faculty: Lawrence Volz MD


    Faculty Disclosure and Resolution of COI:

     As a provider of continuing medical education, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, faculty and educational planners must disclose any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, and any relationships with the commercial supporter of the activity. The intent of this disclosure is to provide the intended audience with information on which they can make their own judgments. Additionally, in the event a conflict of interest (COI) does exist, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure that the COI is resolved in order to ensure the integrity of the CME activity. For this CME activity, any COI has been resolved through  content review ScientiaCME.

     

    Faculty Disclosure: Dr.  Volz, MD discloses that he is a consultant / speaker for Edwards Lifesciences and BevMD.

     

    Disclosures of Educational Planner: Charles Turck, PharmD is an officer and part owner of ScientiaCME, LLC, which has received a grant from the commercial supporter of this program: Edwards Lifesciences .

     

    Commercial Support Disclosure: This program is supported by an educational grant from Edwards Lifesciences 

     

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    Instructions:


    -Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures above

    -Take the Pre-Test (optional). Completion of the pre-test will help us evaluate the knowedge gained by participating in this CME activity.

    -View the on-line program. You may view this is in more than one session, and may pause or repeat any portion of the presentation if you need to.

    -Take the post-test

    -Complete the program evaluation and CME registration. A CE certificate will be emailed to you.


    Perform Pre-Test (optional)
    Please take a few minutes to participate in the optional pre-test. It will help us measure the knowledge gained by participating in this activity.


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    Perform Post-Test


    Complete the Symposium Evaluation and Request CE Certificate


This program is supported by Educational Grants from Edwards Lifesciences.