Day Case Surgery

Paperback | December 24, 2011

EditorIan Smith, Douglas McWhinnie, Ian Jackson

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Over the past decade, the percentage of elective surgical procedures performed on a day case basis has increased from 55% to over 70%. The current interest and focus on day surgery is a result of public demand and government-imposed targets. This concise handbook provides the practising daysurgery professional with a modern overview of current practice to act as both a reference and a practical guide to everyday challenges.The last ten years has seen major advances in day case anaesthesia with the introduction of new equipment, multimodal techniques, and new anaesthetic agents specifically designed for ambulatory surgery. The rapid expansion of minimally invasive surgery has enabled many more procedures to beperformed on a short stay basis and the development of new processes and patient pathways requires expert pre-assessment, nurse-led discharge and outreach follow-up. This book covers the ambulatory process throughout the entire patient pathway offering extensive and authoritative evidence andopinion to the many stakeholders in this multidisciplinary subject.

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Over the past decade, the percentage of elective surgical procedures performed on a day case basis has increased from 55% to over 70%. The current interest and focus on day surgery is a result of public demand and government-imposed targets. This concise handbook provides the practising daysurgery professional with a modern overview of...

Ian Smith is Consultant Anaesthetist, Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia, and President of the British Association of Day Surgery, Directorate of Anaesthesia, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, UK. Douglas McWhinnie is Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon, Clinical Lead for Ambulatory Surgery, and former Preside...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pagesPublished:December 24, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199584338

ISBN - 13:9780199584338

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Table of Contents

1. Overview2. Overview of ambulatory surgery3. Selection criteria4. Preassessment5. Adult general anaesthesia6. Spinal anaesthesia7. Local and regional anaesthesia8. Sedation9. Adult day surgery analgesia10. Managing complications11. Paediatric day surgery12. Surgical procedures13. Principles of day surgery nursing14. Nursing care for advanced day surgery15. Pushing the patient boundaries16. Outcome measures17. Developing day surgery18. Patient safety19. The patient's experience20. Teaching and training in the day unit