Gina McConnell

Gina McConnell, BSN, RN, CCRN

ERAS Coordinator at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh NC.

Has over 20 years experience in the Cardiothoracic ICU which also included roles as Supervisor and Educator.In 2017, Championed the ERAS Cardiac team that developed, implemented and published the first ERAS Cardiac Surgery Protocol used in the US.

In January 2020 took the role as the ERAS Coordinator for all WakeMed health systems.

Publications include:

  • NURSING 2018:  Enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery program to improve patient outcomes
  • The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019:  One-year results from the first US-based enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery (ERAS Cardiac) program