COVID-19 and ERAS: Leveraging enhanced recovery protocols during the unknown

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

For hospitals grappling with the latest COVID-19 surge, any resource that could ease strain on healthcare staff is vital. That's why, perhaps now more than ever, healthcare organizations are recognizing the value of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols — best known for their ability to reduce postoperative outcomes after surgery including reducing surgical site infections (SSIs) and hospital length of stay (LOS).

Join this discussion to learn how roll out ERAS® protocols and the benefits both physicians and patients are now seeing.

Key learning points:

  • How enhanced recovery protocols can be implemented without a large committee in order to support hospital initiatives.
  • How enhanced recovery protocols can be leveraged during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
  • How to get started, continue, or expand enhanced recovery programs.


Keith Beiermeister - Daniel Gest

Dr. Keith A. Beiermeister, MD

General Surgeon/Colon and Rectal Surgery, Scripps/Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

Rosie Squeo - Daniel Gest

RoseMarie (Rosie) Squeo, RN, BSN, MA, CCVSP

Senior Consultant, Business and Clinical Optimization, Acute Sales East, Cardinal Health