Category: Guidance Notes

Guidance Note: Mechanical Bowel Preparation recommendations

For areas of the ERAS protocol where a strong recommendation does not appear in the literature and where clearer guidance would facilitate ERAS implementation, the Collaborative brings together a working group of practitioners with the aim of developing stronger guidance. The Collaborative is pleased to release its first Guidance Note, which provides recommendations on the use of mechanical bowel preparation for colorectal procedures.

This guidance document was developed after consultation with the British Columbia ERAS Collaborative, including its Co-Chairs and 11 participating hospital teams, and the British Columbia Colorectal Surgeons Network/UBC Section of Colorectal Surgery. This guidance document has been approved by the ERAS Collaborative’s Advisory Panel, which includes surgery, anesthesia, and nursing representatives from across BC’s regional health authorities. Thank you to Dr. Ahmer Karimuddin for his leadership in developing this guidance note.

Click here for the guidance on mechanical bowel preparation, which can also be found in the ‘Guidance Notes’ section under the Tools tab.