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A Joint British Association of Day Surgery & HCUK Virtual Conference
Day surgery is now provided for an increasing range of procedures, in patients ranging from the very fit to the rather frail. It has become the standard of care for many elective surgery procedures and should be the default option for all 200 procedures within the BADS Directory of Procedures.
As the healthcare industry faces a cost predicament, it is incumbent upon healthcare professionals to identify and reduce unnecessary practices without worsening patient outcomes. The majority patients would prefer to recover from their surgery in their home environment. This not only provides improved, comfort, sleep and catering but also reduces the risk of hospital acquired infections and VTE.
Gynaecology as a specialty has long been a front runner in reducing length of stay. However, there are only a few trusts nationally who routinely undertake laparoscopic hysterectomies and vaginal repairs on a day case basis. This conference will hear from the teams at these trusts and learn how they implemented their day case pathways, the key to their success and how any obstacles were overcome.
In addition to moving procedures from the inpatient to the day surgery arena, there is also a national drive to undertake appropriate procedures within an outpatient setting and as such completely avoid the requirements for an operating theatre episode. Once again gynaecology teams have driven this change and we will hear how embracing outpatient surgery can transform your gynaecology service and the patient’s experience. There will be an opportunity to hear from experts from BADS and participants from across the UK which will be of interest to those with medical and nursing backgrounds.
“As of January 2022, > 550,000 women are on a gynaecology waiting list in the UK, a rise of nearly 60% compared to pre-pandemic levels”
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 2022. Section 1: The state of the UK Gynaecology waiting list in: Left for too long: understanding the scale and impact of gynaecology waiting lists
Key Learning Objectives
Key components of a Day Surgery Pathway
Patient selection for Day Surgery
How to develop a Day Surgical Gynaecological Service
Managing complex patients on a day case basis
How to move aspects of your service into an outpatient setting
Managing emergency patients through an ambulatory pathway
About the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS)
The British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) is a multi-disciplinary organisation constituted of surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied healthcare professionals, including operating department practitioners, anaesthetic practitioners, perioperative assistants, physiotherapists and hospital managers.
It is committed to promoting excellence in day surgery via its educational activities, publications and collaborations with other organisations including Getting it Right First Time and The Centre for Perioperative Care.
Membership benefits include free access to our online handbooks, advice sheets, day surgery directories and previous annual conference presentations. Members also receive discounted fees for the BADS Annual Conference and HCUK/BADS virtual conferences and are eligible to apply for the BADS Educational Grant and complimentary membership of the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery. They may also submit unlimited publications to the Journal of One Day Surgery without incurring article processing fees
Further information is available from the BADS website www.bads.co.uk