(O501) WOC Nurse Role in Successful Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program (ERAS)

  • Room: 250 D-F
  • Session Number:O501
Tuesday, May 23, 2017: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
CEU Credits:1


Bonnie Johnston MSN, RN, APN, AGPCNP-BC, NP-C, CWOCN
Adult Nurse Practitioner, Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery


Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways are becoming best practice models for surgical care. WOC nurses are involved in patient care through the continuum of care and are respected by surgeons, staff nurses, educators, patients and other key ERAS team members. WOC nurses possess the knowledge and skills necessary to engage patients and staff in ERAS, making them essential members of the multidisciplinary ERAS team.  

Following this program participants will understand steps they can take to become a leader in the implementation of and ongoing success of ERAS at their institutions.

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Learning Objectives

The participant will be able to understand how WOC nurses are uniquely qualified to identify and meet the challenges associated with ERAS program development and sustainability.

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