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.
(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.
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
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 number of useful documents available on
The American Society of Anesthesiologists Standards, Guidelines, Statements and Other Documents webpage
The Portuguese Association of Ambulatory Surgery (APCA)
The British Association of Day Surgery