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Table 1 ERAS interventions

From: Enhanced recovery after vascular surgery: protocol for a systematic review

Preoperative Perioperative Post-operative
Patient counseling/education Abdominal drains (none) Regular diet
Fasting (reduced) Nasogastric tube (none) Early feeding
e.g., Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Fluid restriction Pain management
Carbohydrate enriched drinks Analgesia – NSAIDS, narcotics, use of epidural analgesia Chewing gum/Ileus
Stress management Fluid restriction Early ambulation
Patient expectations (managing)   Exercise therapy
   Patient discharge planning
Accelerated rehabilitation Urinary catheter (time of removal) Removal of epidural catheter