5-Dec-2017 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter presents
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery ( ERAS)

  December 5, 2017
  1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is the implementation of standardized, patient-centered, evidence-based perioperative protocols. Literature indicates that implementation of these protocols dramatically reduces postoperative complications and acute care length of stay. ERAS programs began in Europe in the late 1990s and expanded to Canada in 2008. In Newfoundland and Labrador, Eastern Health started their ERAS program in 2014 and has successfully implemented three ERAS pathways, including joint arthroplasty, lung lobectomy and colorectal surgery. Erin Ballah has been the Coordinator of the program since its inception, and through this presentation she will outline the evidence supporting ERAS, describe the Eastern Health experience including how to engage patients in your ERAS team, and offer insights on how to initiate an ERAS program at your institution.


Featured Speaker: Erin Ballah, Regional Coordinator, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), Eastern Health

Erin Ballah completed a Bachelor of Science degree from Memorial University, St. John’s, NL, a Master of Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, and returned to Memorial University to complete a Master of Business Administration. As a physiotherapist, Erin worked on both Medicine and Surgical inpatient units. She has been the Regional Coordinator of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) since the initiation of the program in 2014. Her work responsibilities include planning, implementing and sustaining ERAS pathways on various surgical units, which involves multi-stakeholder engagement, delivering education, research and data analysis. She is also working with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute to facilitate pan-Canadian implementation of ERAS. 

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Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.