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Day surgery 

Day surgery
Day surgery

Jeremy Prout

, Tanya Jones

, and Daniel Martin

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date: 20 April 2021

This chapter describes the organizational factors necessary for the provision of a day surgery service; ideal layout of units, staffing levels and patient pathways. Guidelines for provision of day surgery regarding patient selection, recovery and nurse-led discharge are included from the AAGBI and BADS. Day surgery advances mean that patients having regional and central neuraxial blockade, as well as diabetic patients requiring insulin, can now successfully be managed on a day case basis.

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