“Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERAS) is an interdisciplinary process involving a multi-disciplinary team approach to care with the patient at the center, which in the end is a big gain with faster recovery, less pain, reduced opioid use and improved, traditional outcomes for cardiac surgery patients.” Judson Williams, MD, WakeMed Cardiothoracic Surgery
Gina McConnell, BSN, RN, CCRN, WakeMed Cardiothoracic Intensive Care, and her physician partner heart surgeon Judson Williams, MD, have been sharing their expertise and results of their efforts at conferences throughout the United States.
The team’s work was also the cover story for the magazine Nursing 2018. McConnell and Williams, along with Patricia Woltz, PhD, RN, William Bradford, MD, and Erin Ledford, PharmD, authored the article which is titled “Rationale, design and implementation of an enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery (ERAS-Cardiac) program to improve healthcare quality.”
Learn more about the structural heart procedures that WakeMed provides: https://www.wakemed.org/structural-heart-providers