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Cardiovascular disease causes the most deaths worldwide.

377Thousand

Estimated number of heart surgeries performed in North America in 2014.

80Percent

Percentage of cardiac surgical morbidity that occurs outside of the operating room.

24Hours

Reduction of time in hospital after an ERAS® Cardiac program was initiated.

It takes a large team of healthcare professionals to care for someone having heart surgery. Through a combination of knowledge, hard work, and cooperation, patients can have the best recovery possible.

The Society for Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERAS® Cardiac) mission is to optimize perioperative care of cardiac surgical patients through collaborative discovery, analysis, expert consensus, and dissemination of best practices.

Upcoming events

ERAS/CTSNet/SABM/ EBPOM FREE Webinar

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ERAS/CTSNet/SABM/ EBPOM FREE Webinar

Real World Applications of Patient Blood Management in Cardiac Surgery

FREE WEBINAR | DECEMBER 14, 2022 | 7pm - 8pm EST

Join us for a 1-hour interactive session to discuss the clinical application of Patient Blood Management strategies in cardiac surgery. Presentations will be followed by an audience Q&A period with an expert panel.

"How Can I Use POC Testing to Guide My Transfusion Strategy?"

Pierre Tibi, MD

Chief, Cardiovascular Department

Yavapai Regional Medical Center

Past President, Society for the Advancement of Blood Management,

Lead author of the 2021 STS/SCA/AMSECT/SABM Update to the Clinical Practice Guidelines on Patient Blood Management

"What is a Clinical Bleeding Scale and Why Does It Matter?"

Serdar Gunaydin, MD PhD

Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

University of Health Sciences, Ankara City Hospital Campus Ankara, Turkey

"Current Best Practice for Preoperative Anemia Optimization."

Vicki Morton, DPM MSN AGNP-BC

Providence Anesthesiology Associates

Charlotte, USA

Additional Panelist:

Sherri Ozawa, MSN RN

Immediate Past President, Society for the Advancement of Blood Management

Director, Comprehensive Patient Blood Management

Delivery and Operations, Accumen, Inc.

World Health Organization Patient Blood Management Policy Brief Implementation Panel

Moderators:

Alex Gregory, MD FRCPC

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Calgary, Canada

Rawn Salenger, MD

Chief of Cardiac Surgery

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery

University of Maryland School of Medicine


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Announcement

FREE Webinar on Blood Management

FREE Webinar on Blood Management


Real World Applications of Patient Blood Management
in Cardiac Surgery

FREE WEBINAR | DECEMBER 14, 2022 | 7pm - 8pm EST

Join us for a 1-hour interactive session to discuss the clinical application of Patient Blood Management strategies in cardiac surgery. Presentations will be followed by an audience Q&A period with an expert panel.

"How Can I Use POC Testing to Guide My Transfusion Strategy?"

Pierre Tibi, MD

Chief, Cardiovascular Department

Yavapai Regional Medical Center

Past President, Society for the Advancement of Blood Management,

Lead author of the 2021 STS/SCA/AMSECT/SABM Update to the Clinical Practice Guidelines on Patient Blood Management

"What is a Clinical Bleeding Scale and Why Does It Matter?"

Serdar Gunaydin, MD PhD

Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery

University of Health Sciences, Ankara City Hospital Campus Ankara, Turkey

"Current Best Practice for Preoperative Anemia Optimization."

Vicki Morton, DPM MSN AGNP-BC

Providence Anesthesiology Associates

Charlotte, USA

Additional Panelist:

Sherri Ozawa, MSN RN

Immediate Past President, Society for the Advancement of Blood Management

Director, Comprehensive Patient Blood Management

Delivery and Operations, Accumen, Inc.

World Health Organization Patient Blood Management Policy Brief Implementation Panel

Moderators:

Alex Gregory, MD FRCPC

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Calgary, Canada

Rawn Salenger, MD

Chief of Cardiac Surgery

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery

University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Announcement

ERAS Cardiac to Establish New Membership Initiative

ERAS Cardiac to Establish New Membership Initiative

The ERAS Cardiac Society is pleased to announce a new membership initiative. By establishing a formal membership program, ERAS Cardiac hopes to better engage individuals with a shared interest in continuing to improve perioperative cardiac surgical care.

Membership benefits will include:

- Access to our soon-to-be-launched ERAS Cardiac Virtual Training Center (VTC). This online educational platform will allow users to pursue self-directed learning by accessing high-quality multi-media content from international experts.

- Invitations to virtual webinars and town-halls exclusive to members-only.

- Opportunities to become involved in the ERAS Cardiac Society through participation in committees, invited presentations, publications, and research.

- Access to our full on-line archive of recommended publications on ERAS for cardiac surgery.

- Quarterly ERAS Cardiac Newsletter emailed directly to members.

- Potential discounts on ERAS Cardiac meetings and publications.

    ERAS Cardiac Membership is anticipated to be open late 2022/early 2023.

    We will continue to keep the ERAS community updated via email.

    If you are interested in the ERAS Cardiac Membership, please let us know via our website Contact Page.

    Announcement

    ERAS Cardiac to launch new Virtual Training Center

    ERAS Cardiac to launch new Virtual Training Center

    The ERAS Cardiac Society is excited to announce that in the near future we will be launching a brand new online educational platform: ERAS Cardiac Virtual Training Center (VTC). The VTC will be an opportunity for healthcare providers, trainees, and patients to pursue self-directed learning about enhanced recovery for cardiac surgery. Learners will be able to browse a comprehensive selection of Modules related to ERAS Cardiac history, care elements, and implementation. Bringing together international ERAS experts, we will create an online learning experience based on a wide selection of high-quality and informative multi-media presentations, pod-casts, recommended publications, and other educational content.

    Modules & Topics for the initial ERAS Cardiac VTC launch will include:

    Module 1: ERAS Cardiac – Overview & Concepts

    • History of ERAS
    • Principles of ERAS
    • History of ERAS Cardiac

    Module 2: Core Elements

    • Active chest tube clearance
    • AKI prevention
    • Delirium
    • Early Extubation
    • Goal-directed therapy
    • Multimodal analgesia
    • Nutrition
    • Patient Engagement
    • Prehabilitation
    • Rigid sternal fixation
    • Surgical Site Infection Reduction

    Module 3: Future of ERAS Cardiac

    • Atrial fibrillation
    • Blood conservation
    • Goal-directed perfusion
    • PONV
    • Regional anesthesia

    Module 4: Program Development and Implementation

    • Build your ERAS Team
    • Engaging patients
    • Facilitating organizational change
    • Common barriers to implementation
    • ERAS Cardiac Audit

    Access to the VTC will be limited to ERAS Cardiac Society Members, another new initiative that we are undertaking.

    Click below to learn more about the upcoming ERAS Cardiac Membership:

    ERAS Cardiac VTC launch is anticipated to be in late 2022/early 2023. We will continue to keep the ERAS community updated via email.

    If you are interested in the VTC or ERAS Cardiac Membership, please let us know via our website Contact Page.

    Announcement

    Dr. Engelman named Senior Perioperative Editor for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery

    Dr. Engelman named Senior Perioperative Editor for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery

    Congratulations to our ERAS Cardiac Society President, Dr. Dan Engelman on recently being named Senior Perioperative Editor for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery (ATS).

    From the Annals of Thoracic Surgery Website:

    "The mission of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery is to promote scholarship in cardiothoracic surgery patient care, clinical practice, research, education, and policy. As the official journal of two of the largest American associations in its specialty, this leading monthly enjoys outstanding editorial leadership and maintains rigorous selection standards.

    The Annals of Thoracic Surgery features:

    • Full-length original articles on clinical advances, current surgical methods, and controversial topics and techniques
    • New Technology articles
    • Reviews of current literature
    • Supplements on symposia
    • Commentary pieces and correspondence
    • CME
    • Online-only case reports, "how-to-do-its", and images in cardiothoracic surgery.

    An authoritative, clinically oriented, comprehensive resource, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery is committed to providing a place for all thoracic surgeons to relate experiences which will help improve patient care."

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    Our recommendations

    Our ERAS Cardiac Society members care about helping patients achieve the best recovery possible, and to help their healthcare team achieve this goal. To do this we have reviewed hundreds of publications to come up with a set of recommendations that we think can help improve the care and recovery of patients having heart surgery. We work hard everyday with experts around the world to find new ways to optimize the care people receive when they have their surgery.

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