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These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly, these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.

Objective of the Care Process Model

The objectives for the Cardiac Surgery Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway are to minimize the variation of care for specific patients undergoing cardiac surgery starting with the pre-admission testing visit up until discharge.

Target Users

Anesthesiologists, Cardiovascular surgeons, Cardiac Intensivists, Cardiologists, Cardiology nurse practitioners, PAT nurse practitioners



Cardiac Surgery: Bypass and Thoracotomy Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

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