Meeting Archive:
FHA HIIN Webinar: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

Meeting Description:

ERAS Programs Reduce Hospital Stays, Postoperative Complications

Studies show that enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs can reduce length-of-stay and improve patient outcomes after major surgery. ERAS protocols provide a multimodal perioperative approach to achieve early recovery after surgery. Additionally, the ERAS pathway provides guidance to all involved in perioperative care, helping them work as a well-coordinated team to provide the best care. Despite the evidence indicating that ERAS protocols lead to improved outcomes, success with full implementation has been somewhat challenging.

FHA MTC HIIN is hosting an ERAS Webinar on Wed., Aug. 14, which will feature peer-sharing by two highly motivated Florida HIIN hospital teams who have worked to better understand and overcome these challenges and have had success with implementation of ERAS.

In this virtual event, Baptist Medical Center and Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside will share information related to their ERAS journey including:

  • The decision to adopt ERAS
  • Key members of the multidisciplinary team involved in implementation
  • Staff education and engagement
  • Implementation strategies for ERAS
  • Surgical outcomes


Suggested attendance for this event includes: nursing staff, quality, perioperative team members, respiratory therapy, infection preventionists, physical therapy and dieticians.

Date: Wed, Aug 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): FHA HIIN Webinar
 Presenter Information
Mission to Care FHA HIIN
Speaker Photo

Florida Hospital Association (FHA)
Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN)

407-841-6230 (phone) | 407-422-5948 (fax)

Baptist Health

Francine Marabell, RN, MSN, CPHQ, CPPS
Safety and Clinical Quality Director

Kathleen Johnson, RN, MSN, NE-BC, CRN
System Clinical Quality & Effectiveness

Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside

Melissa DiSciascio, MSN, RN
System Quality Manager
Quality and Patient Safety
Ascension Florida