In Safe Patient Care

Processed EEG Monitoring: The Use of TIVA in Enhanced Recovery

This program is accredited for 1.0 contact hours for Registered Nurses and Respiratory Therapists. In order to take this test and receive your certificate, after viewing this video, please go to register, and answer the questions and survey. Upon successful completion, you may print out your certificate.


Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has demonstrated to improve outcomes. This webinar discusses the advantages of ERAS in managing surgical patients and identifies the various elements of enhanced recovery pathways. The role of processed EEG monitoring in intra-operative anesthetic management and the application of neuromonitoring in improving postoperative outcomes in patients undergoingtotal intravenous anesthesia will also be discussed.


# Varandhan KK et al. The enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway for patients undergoing major elective open colorectal surgery: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Clin. Nutr 2010 + Overdyk FJ, Carter R, Maddox RR, Callura J, Herrin AE, Henriquez C.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the objectives of enhanced recovery strategy
  2. Discuss the use of total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) in enhanced recovery
  3. Assess the value of processed EEG when using TIVA