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- You will consume clear liquids, then Ensure 1 hour before arrival time.
- Includes baseline blood pressure and ideal body weight assessments.
- A nurse will talk to you about the ERAS program and provide you a handout for reference.
- Expectations in regards to goals of care, discharge, and pain management will be discussed.
- Pain will be addressed using oral medications that target several different pain receptors.
- You may receive a bowel prep if you are undergoing planned or highly anticipated bowel surgery. Otherwise, you will not receive a bowel prep.
Management of Nausea
- You will be assessed for nausea risk factors and treated appropriately.
- Will be given within 1 hour of incision.
Tailored Anesthesia Care
- Evidence-based, best practice recommendations will be used throughout the surgery to ensure individualized blood pressure management, prevention of blood clots, careful IV fluid administration, and medication administration.
- You will have an air warming device applied to the upper body to keep you warm during surgery.
Postoperative Pain Management
- Pain will be addressed using oral medications that target several different pain receptors. You will also be discharged with an appropriate pain management regimen including Ibuprofen.
- The foley catheter should be removed on postoperative day 1. Patients must urinate a certain amount prior to discharge.
- You should get out of bed and into a chair on the same day as surgery. You should walk three times per day, and will be encouraged to do so by nursing staff.
- You will eat as tolerated on the same day as surgery unless otherwise specified.
- You are encouraged to eat slowly and stop if you feel full or nauseated.