Enhanced recovery after surgery and implications for nurse education
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Enhanced recovery after surgery and implications for nurse education

Mark Foss Lecturer and course director, MSc advanced clinical practice, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Physiotherapy, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

This article examines three key aspects of the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) initiative: improving pre-operative care, reducing the physical stress of surgery and increasing comfort after surgery. It also discusses changes in the role of the nurse and some of the implications for nurse education.

Nursing Standard. 25, 45,35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.07.25.45.35.c8625

Correspondence

mark.foss@nottingham.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review