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Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia

This page provides details of the resources and publications available for this clinical guideline.

The management of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in adults (full guideline)

This guideline was developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care (NCC-NSC) on behalf of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia (IPH) is a preventable complication of perioperative procedures. The main aim of this guideline is to indicate the optimal clinical and cost-effective management of adult surgical patients in both preventing and managing IPH (855 pages).

The management of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in adults (full guideline)

This guidance covers the care and treatment of people who are having an operation in hospital, in the NHS in England and Wales, to reduce their risk of getting cold before, during or after their operation (567 pages).

The management of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in adults (NICE guideline)

This guidance covers the care and treatment of people who are having an operation in hospital, in the NHS in England and Wales, to reduce their risk of getting cold before, during or after their operation (24 pages).

The management of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in adults (quick reference guide)

This quick reference guide on inadvertent perioperative hypothermia presents recommendations for health professionals (eight pages).

The management of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia in adults (information for patients, carers and the public)

A summary of the key recommendations for this guideline written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge (eight pages).

Further resources to support the implementation of the guideline locally is available at the bottom of the NICE website inadvertent perioperative hypothermia homepage. This includes the NICE pathway: Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia overview.