How to use

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Download the app on the App Store or Google Play Store.

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To register and obtain your username and login, email recouperas@bwh.harvard.edu

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Use the app to prepare for surgery and enhance recovery.

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FAQ

What is ERAS®?

ERAS® stands for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery®. Your surgeon has determined you will follow the ERAS® pathway for your upcoming surgery. This is slightly different from the traditional approach to surgery and has been shown to improve the recovery process and reduce complications after surgery.

What is the recoupERAS app?

recoupERAS is a new smart phone app designed to guide you through the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) pathway. The recoupERAS app will help you prepare for surgery, guide you through your hospital stay, and help you recover faster, safer, and more easily from surgery.

How does ERAS® improve my recovery?

The idea behind ERAS® is to strengthen your body before surgery, and to limit the amount of stress on your body during surgery, so you can return to normal as soon as possible. ERAS® works best when you, the patient, are fully engaged and prepared to follow these guidelines, along with your care team. Your active participation will help you recover faster, safer, and more easily from surgery.

Where can I find out more?

ERAS® Society
The mission of the ERAS® Society is to develop perioperative care and to improve recovery through research, education, audit and implementation of evidence-based practice.

ERAS® USA
The mission of ERAS® USA is to improve perioperative care and enhance postoperative recovery through implementation of evidence-based practice, audit, education, and research.

LEGO Surgery Video: ERAS® is so awesome
In this "Surgery 101" podcast episode, Dr. Antrum helps patients Janey and Dan learn about ERAS®(enhanced recovery after surgery) and how it could help them fast track through recovery. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Produced by Dr. Jonathan White, Jenni Marshall, Corey Luda, and Lucy Wang. A Surgery 101 Production filmed at the Royal Alexandra Hospital.