Completion of the certification programme for ERAS® (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery)
After a year-long implementation programme, Dr. Jean-Marie Mégevand stood surrounded by his ERAS® team from the digestive surgery unit and Dr. Marie Malisse in November 2016 to receive the ERAS® certificate.
The protocol is comprised of over 20 metrics that when combined help reduce the stress of surgery, maintain patient physiological function, significantly cut down on post-operative complications and result in a shorter hospital stay and lower healthcare costs.
This standardised course of treatment works because it is interdisciplinary. Now mostly used in the field of visceral surgery, it is expected to gradually be applied in other specialities.
This label is a testament to the importance La Tour Hospital places on quality, innovation and the mindset of its nursing staff. Learn more at erassociety.org.