1 Introduction to Day Surgery (Phillipa Ryan Withero).
Overview of services.
Common presenting conditions.
Recent innovations in day surgery.
2 Models of Care (Fiona Timmins).
Outline of conceptual models of nursing care.
The Roper, Logan and Tierney Model.
Orem’s self-care defi cit theory of nursing.
Peplau’s conceptual frame of reference for psychodynamic Nursing.
Evaluation of the contribution of conceptual models of nursing to day surgery practice.
Background and development of care pathways.
What is a care pathway?
Developing care pathways.
Examples of care pathways in current use.
3 Nurse-led Pre-admission Clinics (Jo Gilmartin).
The emergence of nurse-led interventions.
The pre-assessment process.
Setting up a nurse-led pre-admission clinic.
4 Practice Development (Robert McSherry, Kay Scott and Sharon Farlow).
What do we mean by practice development?
Applying practice development initiatives in day surgery units.
5 Day Surgery Management (Anne-Marie Brady).
Management and leadership.
Planning day surgery services.
Planning day surgery facilities.
Human resource management.
Managing the provision of services.
6 Communication Issues in Day Surgery (Catherine McCabe).
Importance of communication in day surgery.
7 Providing Information and Support (Margaret McCann).
Day surgery and patient education.
Patient education and management of anxiety.
Patient education process.
Principles of patient education.