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A Patient Information DVD - Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Programme for Colorectal Surgery

The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programme is part of the peri-operative care protocol used in many hospitals and is designed to enable the patient to return to their normal activities in a shorter time period. Although the specific protocols may vary between hospitals, the underpinning principles of the ERAS programme remain the improvement of patient outcomes and ensuring speedier recovery. This DVD should increase your understanding of the Enhanced Recovery Programme and how you can play an active part in your recovery.

The DVD contains a 30 minute programme showing the key points of ERAS, including pre- operative counselling, your care before, during and after surgery and your follow-up.

The DVD is fully interactive and contains “Red Button” options which take you to extended versions of that particular topic providing a comprehensive level of information. Patient experiences are also included describing their own treatment and care during their hospital stay, together with a glossary of some medical terms.

ISBN: 978-93-80573-50-2

£ 8.00

Authors’ details

Prince Charles Hospital
Merthyr Tydfil
Part of Cwm Taf Health Board
South Wales

Digital Video Disk (DVD)
  • Digital Video Disk (DVD)
  • Operating System Independent Online Edition
  • Doctors Academy Publications
  • 1st Edition : March 2015
  • ISBN: 978-93-80573-50-2

Peer review and customer review


“This DVD has been designed to help patients who are due to undergo major colorectal operations and will hopefully make it clear that in addition to the specific techniques used by various staff, the patient’s understanding and co-operation is a vital part of the ERAS programme”

Professor P. N. Haray
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

“As shown in this film, we mobilise patients soon after surgery and this reduces complications.”

Mr A. G. Masoud
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

“We give patients special carbohydrate drinks for a few days before their operation and encourage them to drink clear fluids up to a couple of hours before they go down to surgery. These techniques are aimed at improving their nutrition and avoiding dehydration which results in a quicker recovery and reduced wound infections”

Sue Howells
ERAS Nurse Specialist

“I cannot believe how quickly I recovered after surgery. Just four hours after the operation I was sitting out of bed and having something to drink.”

Mrs K. Rees

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