Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Where Do Pharmacists Come In?


Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways improve outcomes for patients from the point of the surgery to the last postsurgical care visit. These pathways may allow for shorter lengths of stay, a drop in opioid pain medication use, and the avoidance of other potential complications. But where can pharmacists get involved? Attend this session for the very latest recommendations regarding ERAS pathways.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS).
  2. Identify approaches that will ensure ERAS.
  3. Discuss the role of the health-system pharmacist in developing and implementing successful ERAS protocols.
Melinda Joyce, PHARMD, FAPhA
800 Park Street
Med Center Health
Learning Level: Level 2
Pathway: Provider Status
Track: Health-System Pharmacy
Session Time Slot(s): 
Saturday, March 23
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Washington State Convention Center - Room 604
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-044-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .15
Activity Type: