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ICU Management

Fast-track surgery: a multidisciplinary collaboration

2017 15 Sep

Prof. Henrik Kehlet reflects on the progress of fast-track surgery and the need for multidisciplinary teamwork in optimising perioperative care.   You are the “father” of fast-track surgery. What motivated you to develop this concept?   It all started when I was a young surgeon and had to perform some major operations. The technical aspects... Read more

ICU Management

The patient voice in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: an Edinburgh perspective

2017 15 Sep

This article will explore the ERAS Programme and provide a unique insight into perspectives and realities of surgical recovery. It will highlight the current evidence versus patients’ perceptions and expectations.   Background   The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programme has been implemented in many surgical units around the world... Read more

ICU Management

The role of physiotherapy in Enhanced Recovery after Surgery in the intensive care unit

2017 15 Sep

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is an evidence-based, multimodal approach to optimising patient outcomes following surgery. The role of physiotherapy within ERAS and intensive care units (ICU) is important. Patients admitted to an ICU following elective major surgery may suffer from physical, psychological and cognitive problems, which can... Read more