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Guidance for the psychological care of day case surgery patients

19 June 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

An increase in day surgery activity to 75 per cent of all elective surgery is a central feature of the NHS Plan (DoH 2000). However, patient information provision...

The nurse practitioner’s role in day case pre-operative assessment

07 August 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the benefits of developing a nurse practitioner role in day case surgery through an appropriate education programme and a multidisciplinary...

Pre-operative fasting guidelines for children having day surgery

03 May 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


Communication between child, family and health professionals is an important component in promoting effective clinical practice for children undergoing day surgery...

Fine tuning the day surgery process

13 October 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

IT IS NOW recognised that the patient’s perspective is important in the planning and evaluation of health care. In no other area of health service delivery is this...

Pain management in day-case surgery

03 March 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Effective pain management following day surgery is a challenging issue. For the majority of patients severe pain is uncommon. However, a number of...

Parents’ management of their child’s postoperative pain

01 December 2005

Paediatric Nursing


In spite of its benefits, day or minor surgery is not without complications; pain is a significant issue for some patients (Kotiniemi et al 1997, Grenier et al...

Pre-assessment for children scheduled for day surgery

08 December 2010

Nursing Management


This article reports on an evaluation of a established pre-assessment clinic for children scheduled for day surgery. The results suggest that the pre-assessment...

Post-operative pain management in day surgery

04 June 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background The author carried out a literature review of post-operative pain management in day surgery units. Conclusion Based on this review, the article makes...

Setting up a collaborative care plan

08 November 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes the creation of a collaborative care plan in a paediatric day surgery unit. The process of developing and using this document encourages...

Improving communication in day surgery settings

27 October 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article emphasises the need for the development of a therapeutic relationship between nurse and patient in day surgery settings. While the short patient stay...