Chapter 22: Day Case Surgery

Journal article

https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/ftr/10.1111/anae.14875/ (paid)

An excellent overview of spinal anaesthesia, the drugs available and the best technique and drugs to use to enable successful day surgery.


https://associationofanaesthetists-publications.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.14639/ (free)

Guidelines are presented for the organisational and clinical management of anaesthesia for day case surgery in adults and children and offer the basis of day surgery.

https://www.cpoc.org.uk/sites/cpoc/files/documents/2021-03/CPOC-Guideline%20for%20Perioperative%20Care%20for%20People%20with%20Diabetes%20Mellitus%20Undergoing%20Elective%20and%20Emergency%20Surgery.pdf (free)

A very comprehensive guideline to help manage people with diabetes mellitus undergoing elective and emergency surgery perioperatively, including those having day surgery.

https://rcoa.ac.uk/gpas/chapter-6 (free)

Key guidance on the requirements to provide anaesthesia for day surgery. It covers facilities, equipment, staffing, training and special situations.

https://www.gettingitrightfirsttime.co.uk/bpl/day-surgery/ (free; also includes webinar)

An overview of the day surgery pathway and the key elements to enabling successful day surgery. There are presentations to listen to and guidelines and examples from well-established day surgery units.

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