Available Until 1/14/2025

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery/Enhanced Surgical Recovery

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-23-005-H01-P
Release Date: 01/14/2023
Expiration Date: 01/14/2025
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits:  0.25 contact hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

Activity Overview 

The opioid epidemic is an ongoing problem in the U.S. and surgical pain is an avenue to over-prescribe opioidsBy implementing an ERAS/ESR protocol within an institution, there is opportunity to minimize opioid prescriptions on discharge, addiction/OUD, and accidental overdose. Pharmacists may find a high incidence of opioid over- prescribing on discharge for patients postoperativelyWith knowledge of developing and utilizing ERAS/ESR protocols, pharmacists may be able to limit opioids on discharge and prevent readmissions, OUD, and death due to overdose. This episode reviews these protocols and the role pharmacists can play.    

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

These activities were planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists who are interested in implementing an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery/Enhanced Surgical Recovery process into their practice setting. 

After participating in this CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define  Enhanced Recovery After Surgery/Enhanced Surgical Recovery (ERAS/ESR) and the role of the pharmacist. 
  • Discuss the limitations of ERAS/ESR.

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

Nikki Eye, PharmD
Pain Clinical Specialist pharmacist
McKennan Hospital
Sioux Falls, SD  

Norman Pillsbury PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist/HCA Florida Ocala Hospital 

Jessica Nesheim, PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Specialist
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center 

In accordance with our accreditor’s Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ASHP requires that all individuals in control of content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if they have had a financial relationship with an ineligible company in any dollar amount in the past 24 months and the educational content that the individual controls is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 

An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. 

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

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