Management in Health, Vol 11, No 1 (2007)

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Management of the Day Surgery Patient

Joanna Briggs Institute

Abstract


This article presents us preoperative care, care during surgery, postoperative care including monitoring and assessment, discharge, and follow up via telephone post-discharge as strategies frequently implemented in day surgery units to minimise postdischarge complications and the support needed by patients. Although there were no comparative trials of pre-admission clinics one survey of patients using a pre-admission clinic demonstrated a high level of satisfaction. Possible complications make it especially important that all aspects of day surgery are carried out as meticulously as possible. These aspects are discussed in this article and include preoperative care, care during surgery, postoperative care including monitoring and assessment, discharge, and follow up.
Keywords: day surgery, pre-admission care, post-admission care, staffing mix

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