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Day Case Breast Surgery

Day Case Breast Surgery
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Contents

Introduction

Background
Developing a breast surgery day case pathway - methodology Preoperative preparation

  • Preoperative assessment

  • Anaesthetic planning

  • The role of regional anaesthesia The day of surgery

  • Admission

  • List planning

  • Anaesthetic technique

  • Seroma management and drains

  • Other methods of seroma management

  • Wound management

  • Day surgery ward and discharge

  • Analgesia following discharge
    Care following discharge
    Evidence supporting day case management

  • Clinical outcomes

  • Patient experience
    Incorporating quality outcome measures and performance evaluation into the day surgery pathway

  • Clinical outcomes

  • Patient experience
    Concluding comments and key recommendations

    References

    Appendix 1: Example anaesthetic protocol
    Appendix 2: KCHFT nurse-led telephone follow-up questionnaire Appendix 3: KCHFT day surgery PREMs