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Happier Patients & Better Surgery Recovery: 3 Reasons ERAS® is Being Implemented Around the World

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, or ERAS® as it’s known in the medical field (pronounced ee-raz), is a program that follows 17 key elements which work together to make for safer surgeries and better surgery recovery for patients. (Psst..if you didn’t catch our breakdown on what ERAS is all about, you can find that here.) The […]

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For Med Pros Healing Tips

What is Postoperative Insulin Resistance and How it Affects Your Surgery Safety

If you’re getting ready to go under the knife, you might find yourself privy to a number of medical terms that you haven’t before heard. (Enhanced recovery after surgery and preop carb loading and postoperative insulin resistance—oh my!) Today, then, we’re answering the question What is Postoperative Insulin Resistance (PIR)?, and, more importantly, breaking down […]

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What is Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)…and Why Should I Pay Attention To It?

If you’re getting ready to go under the knife, you may have heard the term Enhanced Recovery After Surgery—but you’re likely wondering What is enhanced recovery after surgery and why in the world should I pay attention to it? Not to worry, friends—today, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about this effective medical […]

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For Med Pros Presurgery Nutrition

Answering Your Questions about our Pre Surgery Carbohydrate Drink: The Top 5 ClearFast FAQs

At ClearFast, we get to be on the forefront of an exciting shift in the way the medical industry prepares patients for surgery. With physicians and luminary hospitals across the U.S. now replacing old-school fasting-from-midnight with the consumption of a pre surgery carbohydrate drink instead, we hear from patients all of the time who have […]

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Patient Satisfaction is Tied to Increased Doctor Pay, New Study Shows

As medical professionals, higher patient satisfaction and better surgical outcomes are always something you’re aiming for…for obvious reasons. But a recent study finds that there’s one new major reason to place even more emphasis on happier, healthier patients and better outcomes: your paycheck may depend on it. Today, we’ll cover:  The link between patient satisfaction […]

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How to Decrease PIR & Reduce The Risk of Surgical Site Infection with Preop Carbohydrate Loading

As physicians, surgeons and anesthesiologists, we know your number-one goal is to ensure patient safety during surgery—while at the same time ensuring efficient hospital stay times and high patient satisfaction. Surgical site infections caused by postoperative insulin resistance (PIR) are not only dangerous to your patients, but can affect your patient satisfaction scores (HCAHPS) negatively. […]

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Preparing Your Patients for Surgery with the ClearFast Enhanced Recovery Drink: Your Top 5 Questions Answered

Preparing Your Patients for Surgery with the ClearFast Enhanced Recovery Drink: Your Top 5 Questions Answered With traditional NPO on its way out and pre-surgery carbohydrate loading taking its place, we’re now on the forefront of a major shift in the way the medical industry looks at surgery prep. This shift means that our team […]

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For Med Pros Preparing for Surgery

I Was Told to Fast—So What Makes Drinking ClearFast Before Surgery Safe?

I Was Told to Fast—So What Makes Drinking ClearFast Before Surgery Safe? We can’t lie—we’re pretty excited for today’s topic. It’s a question we get asked all of the time: My doctor told me to fast, so what makes drinking ClearFast before surgery safe? Today, we’re answering that all-too-common question and so much more. We’ll […]

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Liquid Fasting for Orthopedics Patients, Diabetics and More: The Unique Benefits of ClearFast for Different Types of Surgery

Liquid Fasting for Orthopedics Patients, Diabetics and More: The Unique Benefits of ClearFast for Different Types of Surgery Fluid fasting before surgery offers a number of valuable benefits for patients across the board—like reduced post-op nausea and vomiting, and a less stressful surgery experience—but today we wanted to break down the specific benefits of fluid […]

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Stop Fasting Before Surgery: The Surgery-Smart Shift Taking Place Across the Medical Field

Stop Fasting Before Surgery: The Surgery-Smart Shift Taking Place Across the Medical Field We get this question all of the time: Should I fast before surgery? You’d probably be surprised to learn that doctors are beginning to answer that all-important question with a resounding NO. (And we second that!) More and more so, modern medical […]