AANA August 2021 Journal Course: Perioperative Goal Directed Fluid Therapy: A Prime ERAS Component (ME)

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Class A Credits: 1.0

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 8/6/21

Course Expires: 8/6/24

ERAS is being employed widely for certain procedure types and GDFT has been shown to improve outcomes.  Perioperative goal directed fluid therapy (GDFT) is a prime component of the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol. Multiple studies have demonstrated a relationship between GDFT and positive patient outcomes including decreased hospital stays, decreased ileus formation, decreased gastrointestinal related issues, decreased nausea, and hemodynamic stability. Electrolyte disturbances following a positive fluid balance may occur and GDFT is aimed at euvolemia to avoid a hypervolemic state. Carbohydrate loading, early discontinuance of postoperative intravenous fluids, and use of iso-osmotic solutions all are components of GDFT.  Lactated Ringers is the fluid recommended for non-renal and hepatically compromised patients. The negative consequences associated with hypervolemia deem it pertinent to devise an individualized GDFT plan in the ERAS protocol.

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  • Describe the primary factors related to Goal Directed Fluid Therapy utilized in an ERAS protocol to improve patient outcomes.

Mary Jane Collins, DHA, CRNA



Nina McLain, PhD, CRNA



Stephanie Parks, DNP, CRNA


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