Enhanced Recovery Programs (ERP) are evidence-based protocols designed to improve functional rehabilitation after surgery. Creating standardized surgical protocols has been shown to improve patient safety. During this time, attendees will review the component of ERPs in each phase of care and present the existing literature of outcomes of ERPs in the benign gynecologic population. Participants will also be instructed on how to implement ERP protocols by providing examples of current perioperative protocols and order sets.
Identify the principles of enhanced recovery programs (ERP) and list the important components of ERP in each phase of care
Identify the current evidence base, as well as gaps in understanding and controversies of enhanced recovery programs in the benign gynecologic literature
Identify approaches and strategies to create multi-disciplinary teams to lead and gain organizational buy-in for practice change and improvement of peri-operative outcomes
List practical steps to develop an enhanced recovery program within an organization