Every year over 250,000 patients undergo major surgery in England and Wales. These patients are 30% more likely to suffer lung problems, resulting in increased length in hospital stay and reduced life expectancy.
Desap partnered with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and TrusTech to develop the ERAS+ (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) app. The app helps patients prepare for major surgery and recover more effectively after the surgery.
ERAS+ consists of a 6-step programme designed to prepare patients and their carers for every stage both pre and post-surgery and aims to help patients maximise their chances of a speedy recovery, minimising their hospital stay.
The major elements of ERAS+ include;
- A range of activities to support patients through every stage of their journey. This includes cardiovascular activity, muscle strengthening, nutritional support and lifestyle advice
- Respiratory bundles to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) with the help of the chest training programme ICOUGH
- A record of patient outcomes after surgery