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.