Day Surgery

  1. Recognise those unsuitable for day case management
  2. General anaesthesia appropriate to day cases
  3. Regional analgesia appropriate to day cases
  4. Appropriate drugs for day cases
  5. Recovery assessment
  6. Instructions to patient:
    1. Transport
    2. Accompanying person who can drive if in own car home not more than 1 hour away from day stay unit
    3. Level of care overnight
    4. Telephone availability
  7. Use of protocols or guidelines

Ian J B Jackson
The management of pain following day surgery