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Online Enhanced Recovery Program (ERP) Class

About This Event

  • Event Type:Pre-Op Classes

The Enhanced Recovery Program class will provide the patient with a comprehensive screening, education and recovery program to promote a healthy lifestyle prior to surgery. The focus will be on nutrition, functional mobility and pain control. You will be expected to participate in this class for education on use of an assistive device and basic mobility including car transfers and stair training.


Please note this is an on-demand online class only due to the coronavirus and the flu. The resources below are to assist you in preparing and recovering for your upcoming surgery.

Important Resources for All Pre-Op Patients

Please select the below buttons to view videos and important handouts for the Enhanced Recovery class as well as hydration information. The key points from the class are as follows:

  1. As part of your nutrition optimization plan, it is recommended for you to be adequately hydrated by drinking fluids starting the week of surgery. Please reference the Nutrition and Hydration handout that includes the TO-DO Checklist. Consume the specified amounts of Gatorade or the Ensure Pre Surgery Clear Nutrition drink the NIGHT before your surgery AND the MORNING of your surgery prior to leaving the house for the hospital. If you wish to drink other allowed clear liquids listed on the Nutrition and Hydration handout such as black coffee or tea, please note that adding milk or creamer is NOT acceptable and can lead to a cancellation of your surgery.
  2. Pending the hospital visitation policy, your caregiver should be with you at time of discharge for any necessary instruction from physical therapy and/or nursing staff. Please see our updated Visitor Policy RE: COVID-19.

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Class Handouts

Special Notes

This pre-op education class is for patients who are referred by their physician. This class requires a caregiver (The Buddy).

Contact Information:

Please email Jen Brandon at for any additional questions.