Enhanced recovery after surgery in paediatrics: a review of the literature.

A comprehensive review of the latest research into enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) for paediatric patients. ERAS uses evidence-based techniques to reduce the response to surgical stress on the body with a protocol targeting the pre, intra and post operative stages. One of the biggest challenges with ERAS, is the paucity of evidence and pitfalls in trying to translate adult evidence into the paediatric sphere. This article summarises the current evidence for ERAS components that are of benefit for paediatric patients as well as implementation strategies.


Reviewed by Dr. Renee Burton