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Innovations in Emergency Surgery: Development of Emergency Day Surgery Pathways

Thursday 23 February 2017
De Vere W1 Conference Centre, London

Innovations in Emergency Surgery: Development of Emergency Day Surgery Pathways
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Day surgery is now provided for a wide range of procedures, in patients ranging from the very fit to the rather frail. It has become the standard of care for the majority of elective surgery and should be the default option for all 200 procedures within the BADS Directory of Procedures. Until recently the drive to move from inpatient to day surgery management has been mainly directed at elective surgery however more recently a variety of trusts across the country have begun to implement day surgery pathways for a range of emergency surgical procedures. This new and exciting development is the focus for this one day meeting.

The unprecedented pressure on hospital beds over recent winters has resulted in many patients having surgery cancelled due to lack of beds. Emergency patients may wait days for an opportunity to become available within the emergency theatre for their surgery and those having less urgent surgery are often delayed many times.

The development of Ambulatory Emergency Surgery pathways for minor and intermediate surgical procedures provides an excellent pathway for these patients with huge benefits for both the patients and trust. Patients receive more timely treatment in a semi-planned manner and significant numbers of beds can be liberated by the avoidance of unnecessary admission of a large cohort of patients.

The day will provide an excellent opportunity for discussion of these issues with experts from BADS and participants from across UK and will be of interest to those with medical, nursing and managerial backgrounds.

We shall hear from centres who have developed dedicated emergency ambulatory units and those where individual pathways have transformed practice. Practical examples of how to set up ambulatory surgical pathways will be shared as well as lectures bringing up to date guidance on the essential components of a day surgery pathway and current advice on patient selection for day surgery. As well as learning from surgical colleagues across the country we are fortunate to be joined by the President of the Ambulatory Emergency Care Association who will share lessons learnt and pathways developed within the emergency care arena which may be transferable to surgical pathways.

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