Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) videos
Video 1: Introduction
ERAS stands for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. The aim of ERAS is to optimise your recovery and minimise complications following surgery. This first section will give you an overview of what will happen before and during your stay in hospital.
Video 2: Preoperative Phase
There are a number of components to ERAS and it begins before you come to hospital for your surgery. The first step in the preoperative phase is the pre-admission clinic. Learn more about how you best physically and mentally prepare for surgery.
Video 3: Surgery
The ERAS program continues through to the day of your operation when you come to the Day Surgery Unit for admission to St George Hospital. After preparation for your surgery you will be taken to the operating theatre. This section tells you more about what you can expect when you are admitted for your surgery.
Video 4: The Anesthetic
You will be given some medications to put you to sleep while you are having the operation. Learn more about how you can prepare for the anesthetic and what to expect.
Video 5: Postoperative Phase
The postoperative phase of ERAS begins as soon as you wake up after your operation and continues through to your discharge from St George Hospital. Learn more about what you can expect after your operation.
Video 6: Stoma Care
Some patients require a stoma, where the intestine is brought out to the skin and held in place by stitches. This section tells you a little bit about stomas and what to expect.
Video 7: Stopping the formation of blood clots in your legs
One of the risks of surgery is the formation of blood clots in the veins. This is called a deep vein thrombosis or DVT, and occurs most commonly in the legs, but may develop anywhere in the body, such as the arms. This section tells you a bit about what you can do to avoid this complication.
Video 8: Preparation to be discharged from the hospital
There are some important parts to the preparation for your discharge. Learn more about what you can do to make your discharge smoother and your return to home more comfortable.