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Surgical Ambulatory Care

Duration: 2 Days - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 16 - Price: £0.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

Ideal introduction to this important specialism and will assist in providing evidence-based care to improve patient outcomes. The course will appeal to nurses and allied professionals who are involved in or about to embark Ambulatory Surgical Care (Day Surgery) service development.


"Really useful couple of days! I have come away feeling better equipped to manage a SACU."

"This is a new course as advertised and well worth attending!"

"Great opportunity to share information and improve skills."


Past course delegates, September 2016

Course Content

Models of surgical ambulatory care services

Environmental and site considerations for creating day surgery

Establishing appropriate support services

Defining suitable surgical procedures

Creating streaming tools and care pathways

Optimising efficiency by developing surgery-specific and specialty-specific care pathways

Designing a nurse-led POA Service with appropriate medical support

Identifying and streaming patients suitable for a Day Surgery pathway; inclusion and exclusion criteria; absolute and relative contraindications

Creating escalation protocols for standard, and non-standard patient groups


Perioperative care and education in the Day Surgery setting

Identifying and implementing staff training needs

Clinical skills enhancement for existing and new team members

Inter-professional learning and multi-disciplinary team training

Educating patients and their carers around regarding admission and discharge

Audit and evaluation of working practices


Nurse-led Preoperative Assessment Services

Implementing, and working to streaming tools for patients

Taking a medical and surgical patient history including history of previous anaesthesia and its associated problems

Eliciting an accurate drug history, social and psychological history

Physical examination of the patient including:

  • Airway/respiratory/cardiovascular and other relevant physiological systems

Classifying patients physiological state according to recognised grading systems.

Evaluating risk in the context of the preoperative setting

Physiological and biochemical testing in accordance with localised protocols and guidelines.

Preparation of the patient for their surgical experience:

  • Information and counselling for anaesthetic and surgical procedure
  • Communicating risk to patients, with sensitivity

Course Aims and Outcomes

  • Develop and understand surgical ambulatory care and patient management skills
  • The fundamentals of taking a patient history and performing a social and psychological assessment
  • The importance of multidisciplinary team working

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    This course is now only provided In-House for groups of people. Please contact us for a quote and further details on: or phone: 017687 73030.

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