For Clinicians

Below you will find resources that will be useful for clinicians, nurses or those working within a hospital environment.

A review article on the benefits of early mobilization following spinal surgery and other medical/surgical procedures
A open access review article written by Nancy E. Epstein, Chief of Neurosurgical Research and Education, Winthrop University Hospital, which looks at the benefits of early mobilization following spinal surgery and other medical/surgical procedures. Table 1 highlights the benefits of early mobilization.

Perioperative fluid management: Consensus statement from the enhanced recovery partnership
Open access article featured in the Perioperative Medicine Journal and co-written by Professor Monty Mythen. to download a copy, please click below

 Consensus statement from the enhanced recovery partnership.pdf (172 KB)

Preoperative dehydration increases risk of postoperative acute renal failure in colon and rectal surgery.
Abstract written by Moghadamyeghaneh Z1, Phelan MJ, Carmichael JC, Mills SD, Pigazzi A, Nguyen NT, Stamos MJ. and featured in the Journal of Gastrointest Surgery 2014 Dec;18(12):2178-85.

NICE IV Guidelines
These guidelines offer evidence based advice on adult intravenous (IV) fluid therapy. Within them are recommendations about general principles for managing IV fluids in a variety of conditions and settings.

British Consensus Guidelines on Intravenous Fluid Therapy for Adult Surgical Patients (GIFTSUP) are guidelines for good peri-operative fluid prescription that were established by the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland,SARS, BAPEN Medical, the Intensive Care Society, the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and the Renal Association who worked as nominated core members of a steering

Perioperative fluid management: science, art or random chaos?
This is an editorial written by Professor Monty Mythen, University College London and University College London Hospitals and Dr Gary Minto, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth and Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth.