ERAS at a glance ...

Historically, the ERAS principles were described in Scandinavia in the 1990s as multimodal surgical care and were initially called “Fast track surgery”. After a decade of evolution, a multidisciplinary and international working party began using the term ERAS. The working party discovered that traditional practices vary greatly depending on the centre and that these current practices differ from those recognised as standard. The group developed and published evidence-based consensus protocols, initially for certain types of gastrointestinal surgeries. The ERAS Society was officially created in 2010 while the first training centre was established at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV, University Hospital of Vaud) in Lausanne in 2011. The Clinique Générale-Beaulieu began its certification procedure in 2013 and was among the first private clinics in Switzerland to be certified in June 2014.