Wall Street Journal Article on ERAS

Patients Bounce Back Faster From Surgery With Hospitals’ New Protocol

Clear liquids and pain meds before surgery, less IV fluid during and fewer narcotics afterward

By Laura Landro, The Wall Street Journal

Hospitals are starting to abandon the time-honored drill for surgery patients— including fasting, heavy IV fluids, powerful post-op narcotics and bed rest—amid growing evidence that the lack of nutrients, fluid overload and drug side effects can do more harm than good. [Unfortunately, you will need a subscription to the WSJ in order to read the full article.]

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