The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Committee has produced evidenced-based guidance on perioperative care for cesarean delivery. The guidance covers practices from the time of decision making to hospital discharge. These recommendations are based on a thorough review of the literature and includes a ‘maternal focused pathway’ for both scheduled and unscheduled surgeries. Key elements of ERAS protocols include preoperative patient optimization and perioperative procedures.
Preadmission information, education and counseling
Preoperative bowel preparation
Preoperative carbohydrate supplementation
Preoperative antimicrobial prophylaxis and skin preparation
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