January 4, 2017

Effect of ERAS, fast track protocols on postop infections

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor's Note

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) and fast track surgery protocols were associated with a significant reduction in postoperative lung, urinary tract, and surgical site infections, compared with conventional protocols in this study.

ERAS and fast track protocols also were linked to a significant decrease in hospital length of stay.


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The results suggest that ERAS and fast track protocols are powerful tools to prevent healthcare-associated infections, the authors say.

 

Objective: The aim of this study was to establish if enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) and fast track surgery (FTS) protocols are associated with reduction in healthcare-associated infection (HAIs). Background: Evidence suggests that prevention strategies for HAIs should be multifaceted and...

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