The RAPID protocol enhances patient recovery after both laparoscopic and open colorectal resections.
AffiliationDepartment of Surgery, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK. GMLloyd@doctors.org.uk
Aged, 80 and over
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Length of Stay
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CitationThe RAPID protocol enhances patient recovery after both laparoscopic and open colorectal resections. 2010, 24 (6):1434-9 Surg Endosc
AbstractEnhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs can accelerate recovery and shorten the hospital stay after colorectal resections. The RAPID (remove, ambulate, postoperative analgesia, introduce diet) protocol is a simplified ERAS program that consists of a simplified, user-friendly single-page pro forma schedule. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the RAPID protocol on patients undergoing both laparoscopic and open colorectal resections in two specialized colorectal units.