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News and Presentations for todays BADS Day Surgery conference

The day surgery pathway & patient selection
Jane Montgomery,
Consultant Anaesthetist, Torbay
Full PowerPoint Presentation

Emergency surgery day case pathways
Professor Doug McWhinnie,
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon, Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Pre Event Abstract:
Emergency Ambulatory Surgery
The concept of Emergency Ambulatory Surgery originated in 1997 in Leicester Royal Infirmary, where  surgeons realised that patients requiring minor emergency surgery were repeatedly cancelled for theatre as more major and urgent procedures took priority. This was suboptimal for the patient, with constant fasting for theatre, along with the uncertainty of timing but also, from the hospital viewpoint, increased length of stay.
Several studies were conducted over the next decade, concentrating on the emergency treatment of abscesses, but most of these projects were not sustainable as they were often driven by individuals and the concept was not integrated into existing emergency pathways.
Recent focus by the government and the colleges to improve emergency surgery in the UK has provided individual Trusts with the impetus to review their emergency pathways to both improve patient safety and experience, and to improve efficiency.
‚ÄčFull PowerPoint Presentation


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