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Surgical Same-Day Emergency Care 2nd Edition

Surgical Same-Day Emergency Care 2nd Edition
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This booklet offers guidance to hospitals endeavouring to increase their day surgery rates for emergency surgical care. It covers issues surrounding procedure and patient selection, the principles of pathway planning for operative and non-operative management of general surgery and orthopaedic patients.

Authors: Doug McWhinnie, Ian Jackson, Arin Saha, Deborah Thompson, Kim Russon. Edited by Jo Marsden. Paperback: 24 pages.

Published: May 2020.


1. Surgical Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC)
2. Surgical assessment
3. The operative SDEC pathway
i. Procedure selection
ii. Patient selection iii. Admission
4. The non-operative SDEC pathway
5. Management of conditions suitable for SDEC
i. Abscess management
ii. Management of right iliac fossa pain
iii. Management of biliary conditions
iv. Management of orthopaedic & trauma SDEC patients, including  choice of anaesthetic

6. Sustainability