A Joint British Association of Day Surgery & HCUK Virtual Conference
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Day Surgery has become the standard of care for the majority of elective surgery. Until recently the drive to move from inpatient to day surgery management has been mainly directed at elective surgery, however, day surgery pathways for a range of emergency surgical procedures have now been successfully implemented in a number of units across the country.
The unprecedented pressure on hospital beds resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic and usual winter pressures has resulted in many patients having surgery cancelled due to lack of beds and has led to huge increases in elective waiting lists. Emergency patients have waited days for emergency theatre slots and high-dependency beds. Patients with less urgent conditions have had surgery postponed or cancelled due to concurrent Covid infection, bed pressures and staff shortages.
We will be hearing from trusts across the country who have implemented ground-breaking day surgery pathways for emergency patients, which have transformed surgical services. We will hear how robust pathways have been in the face of Covid-19 and how they have met challenges brought on by the pandemic.
The development of ambulatory emergency surgery pathways for minor and intermediate surgical procedures has led to huge benefits for both the patients and trusts. 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.
This meeting will provide an excellent opportunity for discussion of these issues with experts from BADS and from specialist units across the UK. It 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.
This conference will enable you to:
- Network with colleagues who are working to improve ambulatory emergency general surgery pathways
- Understand patient selection for ambulatory emergency/urgent surgery
- Identify the key anaesthetic perspectives in emergency day surgery
- Understand the risks & outcomes associated with Covid-19 infection
- Learn from the Surgical Ambulatory Emergency Care (SAEC) Network how to improve ambulatory pathways
- How to set up and maintain effectiveness of a Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) facility
- Learn from examples of high-achieving Emergency Surgical Ambulatory Care Units across the country
- Understanding of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) Emergency Surgery guidelines
- Identify key features of a successful urgent ambulatory cholecystectomy service
- Learn how to set up a day case RIF pain / appendicitis pathway
- Improve ambulatory management of LIF pain / diverticulitis
- Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes
About the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS)
The British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) is a multidisciplinary organisation constituted from surgeons, anaesthetists, allied healthcare professionals including nurses, advanced nursing practitioners, operating department practitioners, anaesthetic practitioners, perioperative assistants, physiotherapists and hospital managers.
It is committed to promoting excellence in day surgery via its educational activities and publications and collaboration with other organisations including Getting it Right First Time and The Centre for Perioperative Care.
Membership benefits include: free online access to the Journal of One-Day Surgery and educational resources (e.g. previous annual conference presentations, tutorials and a day surgery unit directory, which is to launched later this year), discounted registration fees for the BADS Annual Conference and HCUK-BADS conferences, eligibility to apply for the BADS Educational Grant, and complementary membership of the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery.
Further information is available from the BADS website: www.bads.co.uk