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Implementing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocols Post Cardiac Surgery in the ICU

Author(s): Serafin Snare, Elizabeth Mohr

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Cardiovascular

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Fees
Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are associated with reduction in overall complications and length of stay for surgical patients. In 2019 the first expert-consensus review of evidence-based ERAS for cardiac surgery practices is now three years old. This session reviews the foundational ERAS for cardiac surgery postoperative strategies implemented in a surgical ICU.

Objectives

  • Describe the ERAS for cardiac surgery postoperative strategies.
  • Review the tools utilized to promote the successful integration and sustainability of the evidence-based postoperative strategies.
  • Discuss the resources utilized to evaluate outcomes.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.

Accreditation

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.25 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.

Disclosure

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