In the natural sciences a protocol is a predefined written procedural method in the design and implementation of experiments. Protocols are written whenever it is desirable to standardize a laboratory method to ensure successful replication of results by others in the same laboratory or by other laboratories. Detailed protocols also facilitate the assessment of results through peer review. In addition to detailed procedures and lists of required equipment and instruments, protocols often include information on safety precautions, the calculation of results and reporting standards, including statistical analysis and rules for predefining and documenting excluded data to avoid bias. Protocols are employed in a wide range of experimental fields, from social science to quantum mechanics. Written protocols are also employed in manufacturing to ensure consistent quality.
ERAS Colorectal Protocols
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Enhanced Recovery for Major Abdominopelvic Surgery
Enhanced surgical recovery has moved to the forefront of concern for surgeons, physicians, and hospitals as more effective surgical pre-, peri-, and post-surgery protocols have been developed which improve patient care, minimize patient pain and discomfort, shorten hospital stays, and decrease utilization and related costs. An education need exists to provide authoritative, expert guidance in this area.
Enhanced Recovery for Major Abdominopelvic Surgery is a clinical manual providing detailed, expert guidance on the various components of the enhanced recovery program for major abdominopelvic surgery. Several chapters of the handbook are devoted to overcoming the challenges of implementing an enhanced recovery protocol within a practice or institution. Specific protocols for the most common abdominopelvic surgeries, including colorectal, liver, major gyn, distal pancreas and Whipple’s, and cystectomy are presented. Evidence supporting the protocol is included in each chapter as appropriate. The handbook is targeted to surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and hospital administrators.
This handbook serves as a key educational resource for ASER to provide to those interested in establishing enhanced recovery protocols at their institutions. It is an official publication of the ASER. ASER is a nonprofit organization with an international membership dedicated to the practice of enhanced recovery in the perioperative patient through education and research. It is a multidiscipline and multispecialty society with representations from surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, nurse anesthetists, pharmacists, allied health care professionals, and patient advocates.
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Perioperative Medicine is now the official journal of the American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER).
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Proceedings of the American Society for Enhanced Recovery/Evidence Based Peri-Operative Medicine 2016 Annual Congress of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Medicine have been published in Perioperative Medicine.