The ERAS® Society Handbook for Obstetrics & Gynecology

The ERAS® Society Handbook for Obstetrics & Gynecology

1st Edition - June 10, 2022

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  • Editors: Gregg Nelson, Pedro T. Ramirez, Sean C. Dowdy, R. Douglas Wilson, Michael J. Scott
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323912082

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The ERAS® Society Handbook for Obstetrics & Gynecology covers all aspects of enhanced recovery care for disciplines of general gynecology, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology and obstetrical surgery. Written by renowned experts in the field, chapters discuss foundational knowledge on ERAS and provide specific worked examples, ERAS order sets, and practical implementation tools. This book is an indispensable resource to researchers interested in ERAS, but it is also ideal for anesthesiologists, gynecologists and obstetricians interested in initiating an ERAS program. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a global surgical quality improvement initiative that originated in colorectal surgery and has now spread to numerous other disciplines, including gynecology (benign and malignant) and obstetrics (caesarean delivery). ERAS is associated with improvements in clinical outcomes (reduction in length of hospital stay, complications, readmissions), cost savings for the healthcare system, and patient satisfaction, hence the addition of this comprehensive resource on the topics is a welcomed addition to the available literature.

Key Features

  • Covers all aspects of enhanced recovery care for the disciplines of general gynecology, gynecologic oncology and obstetrical surgery
  • Enables gynecologists and obstetricians to realize improvements in clinical outcomes for their patients by providing knowledge and practical tools for implementation of the ERAS program
  • Discusses specific worked examples and provides practical implementation tools


General gynecologists, obstetricians, gynecologic oncologists, urogynecologists, anesthesiologists with interest in OBGYN surgery

Table of Contents

    1. Prehabilitation
    2. Preoperative optimization
    3. Updates on bowel preparation
    4. Preoperative fasting and carbohydrate loading

    5. Anesthetic protocol
    6. Surgical site infection prevention
    7. Avoidance of drains and tubes
    8. Maintenance of normothermia
    9. Fluid and hemodynamic therapy
    10. Postoperative nausea and vomiting: A pragmatic program

    11. Postoperative opioid sparing analgesia
    12. Impact of early oral intake
    13. Venous thromboembolic prophylaxis
    14. Early mobilization and impact on recovery
    15. Patient reported outcomes (PROs)

    16. Creating an ERAS team and order set
    17. Audit, compliance, and research design

    18. Discipline specific considerations and outcomes: Obstetrical surgery
    19. Discipline specific considerations and outcomes: Minimally invasive surgery
    20. ERAS Gynecologic oncology
    21. Urogynecology

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: June 10, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323912082

About the Editors

Gregg Nelson

Dr. Gregg Nelson is Professor and Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is also Deputy Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Cumming School of Medicine and Surgical Lead, ERAS Alberta. His principal research interest is the development and study of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols in cancer and ObGyn surgery. Dr. Nelson and his international team of collaborators published the ERAS® Guidelines for Gynecologic/Oncology Surgery (2016 and updated in 2019), publications that have transformed and helped to align perioperative care in the discipline. Dr. Nelson’s expertise in this area is recognized internationally through his leadership roles as Secretary of the ERAS® Society and also as the Chair of the ERAS® Society Women’s Health Chapter. Dr. Nelson is also on the organizing committee for the yearly ERAS® Society World Congress.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Pedro T. Ramirez

Pedro T. Ramirez MD is Professor of Gynecologic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He has authored and co-authored 264 scientific publications and has written 19 book chapters, monographs, and invited articles. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. In addition, he is the Director of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Gynecologic Oncology Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Ramirez is the Principal Investigator of numerous prospective trials, including the LACC Trial. His areas of research interest include outcomes of minimally invasive surgery in gynecologic cancers and enhanced recovery after surgery implementation pathways.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology & Reproductive Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States

Sean C. Dowdy

Sean C. Dowdy is Professor and Chair of Gynecologic Oncology, Midwest Chair of Quality and Affordability, and Deputy Chief Value Officer for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He has authored over 200 peer reviewed publications, and led national initiatives to accelerate postoperative recovery, reduce length of hospital stay, improve pain control and reduce complications for women undergoing surgery for gynecologic cancers. His clinical focus is on minimally invasive surgery and complex surgery for patients with advanced gynecologic cancer.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States

R. Douglas Wilson

R. Douglas Wilson is Professor Emeritus and previous Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in The University of Calgary, Canada. His research interest includes congenital anomalies, prenatal diagnosis (screening, non-invasive imaging ultrasound, MRI, low radiation CT), invasive prenatal diagnosis (chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis, cordocentesis, fetoscopy), fetal therapy and maternal serum DNA/RNA fetal analysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Michael J. Scott

Michael James Scott is a Professor and Chief of Critical Care Medicine in Penn Medicine, USA. He has over 25-year experience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and his research interest includes pathophysiology of surgery and perioperative outcomes, analgesia, functional outcomes and opioid sparing. Dr. Scott’s work in basic sciences and quality improvement has led to worldwide acceptance of a new approach to care of the surgical patient – Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). In 2003 his department’s published work has helped build the evidence base that rapid recovery after surgery leads to improved outcomes, reduced complications and reduced costs.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States

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