Useful guidance documents

In this section you will find links to published guidelines or protocols from our member countries.

These may be useful as templates for colleagues developing day surgery across the globe.

If you know of a suitable guideline or want to see a specific guideline linked from this page then please let us know.

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(Please note before any guidance can be included it must be freely accessible on the internet) 


Complete day surgery process

Day Case and Short Stay Surgery.THE ASSOCIATION OF ANAESTHETISTS OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND AND THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF DAY SURGERY.

 

Guidelines for Ambulatory Anesthesia and Surgery,  (2008) AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS.

 

Guidelines for Office-Based Anesthesia. 2009 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS.

 

 

A Shortcut to better services: Day surgery in England and Wales. Published by the Audit Commission in 1990

 

Ambulatory Surgery Policy Manual

Professor Beverly K. Philip

Brigham and Women's Hosital

 


Patient selection for Day Surgery

 

Pre-operative Assessment and Patient Preparation - The role of the Anaesthetist


Perioperative Care

Recommendations for the Perioperative Care of Patients Selected for Day Care Surgery. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF ANAESTHETISTS

Recommendations on Monitoring During Anaesthesia. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF ANAESTHETISTS 


Postoperative care

Recommendations for the Post-Anaesthesia Recovery Room. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF ANAESTHETISTS

 

Standards For Postanesthesia Care(2009). AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS.


Guidelines on sedation

Guidelines on Sedation and/or Analgesia for Diagnostic and Interventional Medical, Dental or Surgical Procedures. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF ANAESTHETISTS

 

Distinguishing Monitored Anesthesia Care From Moderate Sedation/Analgesia (Conscious Sedation) (2009. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS.

 


Please note there are a large number of useful documents available on

The American Society of Anesthesiologists Standards, Guidelines, Statements and Other Documents webpage