GIFTASUP

British Consensus Guidelines on Intravenous Fluid Therapy for Adult Surgical Patients (GIFTASUP)

Published 2008 (updated 2011), Chair: Jeremy Powell-Tuck

On behalf of BAPEN Medical (a core group of BAPEN), the Association for Clinical Biochemistry, the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, the Society of Academic and Research Surgery, the Renal Association and the Intensive Care Society.

Summary and recommendations

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Nutritional Support for adults and Children

Nutritional Support for Adults and Children. A handbook for hospital practice.

Published: 2004; Editor: Tim Bowling

This book was written in response to a brief from BAPEN Council to practical support in clinical nutrition and addresses the dearth of knowledge about clinical nutrition and nutrition support in hospitals. It is aimed at all professions involved in a nutrition support (dietitians, doctors, nurses and pharmacists).


Home Parenteral Nutrition in the UK

Home Parenteral Nutrition in the United Kingdom. A Position Paper

Published: 2003; Dr Barry JM Jones, Home Parenteral Nutrition Officer, BAPEN

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Guidance on drug administration via enteral feeding tubes

Tube feeding and your medicines

Published: 2003

Tube Feeding and Your Medicines. A Guide for Patients and Carers (PDF)


Administering Drugs via Enteral Feeding Tubes

Administering Drugs via Enteral Feeding Tubes. A Practical Guide

Published: 2003 (updated 2004)

The A3 poster is suitable for use on the ward or in clinics. The flow diagram provides a step by step guide for safe drug administration via this route. The poster also includes basic information on legal implications, health and safety and drug interactions.

Administering Drugs Via Enteral Feeding Tubes (PDF)


Current Perspectives on Paediatric Parenteral Nutrition

Published: 2000; Chairman and Editor: Professor PJ Milla

This report provided up to date information on current practice in paediatric parenteral nutrition.

Issues covered included:

  • the role of, and indications for, parenteral nutrition in childhood
  • constituents of PN, micronutrient requirements and pharmaceutical considerations
  • routes of delivery of nutrients
  • complications and monitoring, with particular reference to the role of the nutrition support team
  • organisation of home parenteral nutrition

Current Perspectives on Enteral Nutrition in Adults

Published: 1999; Chairman and Editor: CA McAtear

This document was released to provide up-to-date information on current practice in enteral feeding with the aim of assisting the development of local policies and procedures.

Issues covered include:

  • why patients should be fed enterally
  • which patients should be fed enterally
  • how to estimate a patient’s nutritional requirements
  • route and tube options for enteral feeding
  • the types of feed available for enteral feeding and when each should be used
  • monitoring patients on enteral feeding
  • complications of enteral feeding and and recommendations for management

Hospital Food as Treatment

Published: 1999; Chairman and Editor: Dr SP Allison

Summary and recommendations from the report


Ethical and Legal Aspects of Clinical Hydration and Nutritional Support

Published: 1998; Chairman and Editor: Professor J Lennard-Jones

Findings and recommendations


Current Perspectives on Parenteral Nutrition in Adults

Published: 1996; Chairman and Editor: Dr CR Pennington

Summary and recommendations


Standards & Guidelines for Nutritional Support of Patients in Hospitals

Published: 1996; Chairman and Editor: T Sizer

Summary and recommendations


Home Parenteral Nutrition - Quality Criteria for Clinical Services and the Supply of Nutrient Fluids and Equipment

Published: 1995


Organisation of Nutritional Support in Hospitals. Nutrition steering committee and nutrition support teams – needs, structure and roles

Published: 1994; Chairman and Editor: Dr DBA Silk

Summary and recommendations


Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition in the Community

Published: 1994; Chairman and Editor: Dr M Elia

Summary and recommendations