Patient Safety in the Ambulatory Pathway


This handbook highlights safety issues within the patient pathway for day and short stay surgery. Areas considered include preoperative management from the decision to operate, minimisation of operation list errors and patient assessment, to safety on admission, the day of surgery and during surgery, through to postoperative care, safe discharge and follow-up.

Authors: D McWhinnie, I Jackson, I Smith, M Skues.                                                                            
Published: June 2013 A5 paperback: 27 Pages