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  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - We still have to work to break the silence
    • Abstract: Aranda, Sanchia
      This year, as I completed my AHPRA forms online, I ticked for the last time a 'yes' to the question of being employed in a role that required me to be a registered nurse. I had just accepted a new job that required me to give up the paid roles I continued to have in both nursing education and research since moving into my first 'non-nurse' role almost five years ago. Would this mean that next year I might be no longer able to call myself an RN after 37 years' Does this even matter'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Inspiration found ... At the Coalition of National
           Nursing and Midwifery Organisations (CoNNMO) meeting
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Claire
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Editor's desk
    • Abstract: Bennett, Tanya
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - "I would like to see [us] accepted for our funny ways.
           I find [it] tiring and stressful and annoying spending so much time
           watching what you do. Sometimes I just want to be me." 12 year-old-boy
           with Asperger's syndrome
    • Abstract: Jay, Emma
      In Australia, 1 in 160 people are being diagnosed with autism and the figures have rapidly amplified since the 1980s2. Autism here denotes a broad classification including autism disorder, Asperger's syndrome, child disintegrative disorder, Rett syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified also called atypical autism, and some people whose IQ is in the typical range but will be included as high-functioning autism3. This review will examine only the literature on the five prominent sensory characteristics: oral, auditory, visual, tactile, taste and smell for students with autism with respect to the home, school and community situation, ending with a summary of interventions for oral sensitivities and attending the dental office, proposed to be applied in daily practice. This review will show that there are significant adverse effects of the peculiar sensory features of students with autism in these settings.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Discharge criteria after ambulatory surgery
    • Abstract: Felsby, Sven
      Ambulatory surgery is a developing speciality riddled with guidelines and procedures often based on inference as scientific data is limited. This short paper attempts to highlight existing data on discharge processes in ambulatory surgery.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 1 - Postoperative recovery from the perspective of day
           surgery patients: A phenomenographic study
    • Abstract: Berg, Katarina; Arestedt, Kristofer; Kjellgren, Karin
      Background: Today, many patients undergo surgical procedures in a day surgery setting. The shift from inpatient care to care at the patients' own home following discharge places various demands on patients and their families during the recovery process. There is a need for knowledge of how the postoperative recovery process is perceived, as research indicates a lack of support for patients managing recovery at home.

      Objective: To explore day surgery patients' different perceptions of postoperative recovery.

      Design: A qualitative design with a phenomenographic approach was used.

      Methods and settings: Semi-structured interviews with 31 patients undergoing an orthopaedic, general or urologic day surgical procedure were carried out face to face at the patients' homes, 11-37 days post-discharge. Patients were recruited from two day surgery settings: one private unit and one unit associated with a local county hospital.

      Results: The patients perceived postoperative recovery as comprising internal and external prerequisites and implying changes in ordinary life with varying levels of support. The effective production at the day surgery unit was perceived as having an impact on patients' prerequisites for recovery. The results are elucidated in three descriptive categories: 'Conditions for recovery at home'; 'The roll back to ordinary life'; and 'Being a cogina flow of care'.

      Conclusions: The postoperative phase seems to be a weak link in day surgery care. From the patients' perspective, postoperative recovery following day surgery implies extensive responsibility at home. Patients need knowledge and understanding concerning what constitutes the normal range in recovery and how to manage self-care following their specific surgical procedure.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Editor's desk
    • Abstract: Bennett, Tanya
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - President's message
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Claire
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Navigating the new AS/NZS 4187 - in other words - how
           to find what you are looking for!
    • Abstract: McAuley, Terry
      As you may be aware, the new edition of AS/NZS 4187 was published in December 2014. The purpose of this paper is to provide you with an overview of AS/NZS 4187:2014 and assist you to understand some of the major requirements contained in the new Standard. In addition, it is important to be able to distinguish between the roles and responsibilities of the medical device manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and you, as the user of these products.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Going home alone: Discharge from day surgery
    • Abstract: Brell, Ruanne; Gillman, Kate; Walker, Peter
      Mr L, aged 49 and living alone, attends a day surgery for a colonoscopy and requests to be discharged unaccompanied. He tells you he plans to drive home. How should you respond'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - Multidisciplinary team briefings: A way forward
    • Abstract: Carpini, Joseph A; Flemming, AFStewart; Parker, Sharon K
      There is an ever-growing reliance on teamwork within health care. Despite the advantages of teamwork in delivering specialised patient care, teamwork also requires increased communication and explicit coordination - areas ripe with the potential for error. Indeed, research in operating theatres has repeatedly found that poor teamwork has been associated with increased patient morbidity and mortality.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 2 - "The eyes have it!": Improving patient outcomes in a
           short stay unit
    • Abstract: Sangster, Adele; Brown, Janie
      During the 12 months from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014, a total of 3000 cataracts procedures, 740 vitrectomy procedures, and 6706 other eye procedures were performed by 30 ophthalmologists in the Short Stay Unit. Many ophthalmic procedures require preoperative mydriasis (pupil dilation) in order to provide visual access to the posterior and vitreous chambers. Traditionally, preoperatively mydriasis is achieved with a cocktail of preoperative eye drop installations, occurring every 15 minutes for one hour. This practice is time-consuming, and causes discomfort for the patients who receive no anaesthetic eye drop prior to receiving drops that may cause "stinging". This quality project trialled the use of an eye pledget dilation procedure (EPDP) and reports the outcomes of the trial.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Editor's desk
    • Abstract: Bennett, Tanya
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - In remembrance of over 100 years of nursing in the
           Australian Army
    • Abstract: Jongeneel, Connie
      This year we commemorate 100 years of Gallipoli. We are reminded in a variety of ways of this event that significantly changed the lives of Australians forever. Many of those who went to the Great War saw this as an adventure; they believed they were 'bulletproof' in that no harm would come to them. Unfortunately, for many, they would never see their families again.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Nursing in the Australian Army - Belinda O'Malley's
           journey
    • Abstract: O'Malley, Belinda
      I had long been interested in joining the Army Reserve; however, it wasn't until my children were grown up and less reliant on their mother that I could follow my passion. Following successful completion of the recruitment process in 2008, I was accepted into the Army Reserve as a nursing officer.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - The nurses' experience of Gallipoli from their letters
    • Abstract: The Department of Veterans' Affairs
      For Australians, the image usually associated with 25 April 1915 is that of Australian soldiers charging bravely up the steep and barren slopes of Gallipoli. Less appreciated is the picture of an Australian nurse on that same day attending to hundreds of battered and bleeding men on the decks and in the confined wards of a hospital ship. Wounded men were ferried out to the Gascon lying off Anzac Cove.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Overview: The 3rd AGH (Australian General Hospital)
           Lemnos Island, Greece, 1915
    • Abstract: The Department of Veterans' Affairs
      The 3rd Australian General Hospital (3 AGH), AIF, was set up in response to a request from the British War Office by Thomas Henry Fiaschi, a well-known Italian surgeon. Fiaschi had had a distinguished career as a military surgeon serving with Australian forces during the Boer War where he was awarded the DSO (Distinguished Service Order) and he was appointed the commanding officer of 3 AGH. On 15 May 1915, the new unit sailed from Circular Quay, Sydney, on the Mooltan just one month after its formation had been requested. On board were a number of AANS (Australian Army Nursing Service) nurses.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Report on the International Association of Ambulatory
           Surgery (IAAS) 11th congress on ambulatory surgery: Barcelona, Spain 10-12
           May, 2015
    • Abstract: Stibbs, Lillian
      The IAAS 11th Congress was held in the stunning city of Barcelona, Spain, in May this year. The historical and natural beauty of the host city was showcased by gorgeous weather. It is a city that successfully blends ancient sites and buildings with contemporary architecture and a 21st century vibe, albeit with a bohemian twist. Many hours were spent exploring the enchanting streets and squares that beckon the wanderer. A colleague and I also had the opportunity to experience Flamenco dance, enjoy a Spanish guitar concert, visit the iconic Gaudi-designed cathedral, the Sagrada Familia and take a short trip to some medieval villages several hours north-west of the city. Dining in Barcelona is a foodie's delight and tapas, synonymous with Spanish cuisine, are popular and plentiful. The world of tapas is a delicious adventure with several choices available to the diner, often spiced generously and frequently accompanied by olives and bread.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Compliance with driving instructions following
           anaesthesia for a day-case procedure
    • Abstract: Mitchell, Mark
      The study explored the behaviour of patients driving within 24 hours of a day-case procedure.Although advised not to drive for 24 hours, evidence suggests some patients are non-compliant. Of the 654 questionnaires returned, 3 people drove home following General Anaesthesia, 1 after sedation and 16 following Local Anaesthesia with 30 not responding.

      10 elected to drive within 24 hours of GA, 5 following sedation and 58 following LA with 6 not responding. 73 therefore drove within 24 hours.A minority thereby arrived by car suggesting pre-meditated non-compliance. Patients should be requested to sign a disclaimer regarding driving prior discharge.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 14 Issue 1 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 3 - Preoperative assessment: A cardiologist's perspective
    • Abstract: Ng, Austin Chin Chwan; Kritharides, Leonard
      The number of patients having elective surgery in Australia is increasing. Many of these people are elderly with multiple comorbidities.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 3 - Analgesia for day surgery - in opioid-tolerant
           patients
    • Abstract: Wallace, Laurent
      The number of patients having day surgery is increasing rapidly, at now over 2.6 million a year. Therefore, we now more commonly see patients that are opioid-tolerant who present for a day surgery procedure. This scenario is challenging because predicting their analgesic requirement both intra- and postoperatively is more difficult.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 3 - "Meeting the challenges" - Day Surgery Nurses
           Association NSW, in one nurse's words
    • Abstract: Stubbs, Jan
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 3 - The role of patient satisfaction surveys to improve
           patient care in day surgery
    • Abstract: Thurairatnam, RR; Mathew, GS; Montgomery, J; Stocker, C
      Introduction: Patient satisfaction surveys are validated tools in assessing the quality of health care services. This has been implemented in our day surgery department as part of a continuous quality improvement process.

      Methods: Data from postoperative phone calls were collected over two five-month periods in 2011 and 2012. Responses to the question, "how can we improve your day surgery experience" were collected.

      Results: Overall, patients expressed positive remarks about their care, but specified improvements regarding waiting area facilities and waiting times.

      Conclusions: Patient satisfaction surveys, as well as objective postoperative outcome measures, provide a more complete health care quality assessment.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 3 - State reports
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 3 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 3 - President's message
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Claire
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 3 - Editor's desk
    • Abstract: Donohue, Denise
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - A rendezvous with day surgery
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Claire
      The Nurses Association of Short Stay Facilities in Western Australia held their 2014 State Conference, 'A Rendezvous with Day Surgery' on Saturday 21 June at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel, situated on Scarborough Beach in Perth.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Peter Hughes Burn Foundation (PHBF)
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - President's message
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Claire
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Editor's desk
    • Abstract: Donohue, Denise
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Australian Day Surgery Council (ADSC) reports
    • Abstract: Guidotti, Chris; Adams, Wendy
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - State reports
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Peter Hughes ordinary bloke extraordinary survivor
    • Abstract:
      Before October 12 2002, Peter Hughes was, in many ways, an ordinary Australian. Peter Hughes was the man whose swollen and blistered face we saw on television, during the shocking first hours of the news coverage from Bali. He literally took our breath away when we heard him quietly tell rescuers: "Mate I'm Ok, I'm doing Ok - there's lots of people worse off than me".

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Meeting the needs of cognitively impaired older adults
           in day surgery: A review of literature
    • Abstract: Richardon-Tench, Marilyn; Brown, Sue
      As the number of older people utilising day surgery services as an option for many elective procedures increases there is an expediential growth in admissions of patients with cognitive impairments. This review looked at some of the areas identified in current literature as part of a scoping exercise for practice development within the area. Five main areas were identified within a nursing context: altered behaviours; communication; care planning; stakeholder liaison; and education.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Bowel management and day surgery: A look at
           constipation
    • Abstract: Mclean-Vickers, Joanne
      Admission for a surgical procedure can increase the incidence of constipation, and increase the risk of postoperative bowel-related representation to hospital following discharge. The preadmission nurse provides education that aims to reduce the impact of changes to lifestyle, including diet and exercise practices, thus increasing the incidence of postoperative constipation.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 2 - Sentinel alert event: Preventing infection from the
           misuse of vials
    • Abstract:
      Thousands of patients have been adversely affected by the misuse of single-dose/single-use and multiple-dose vials. The misuse of these vials has caused harm to individual patients through occurrences and outbreaks of bloodborne pathogens and associated infections, including hepatitis B and C virus, meningitis, and epidural abscesses. Adverse events caused by this misuse have occurred in both inpatient and outpatient settings, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Miblog: Laser wars
    • Abstract: Efron, Nathan
      Professor Nathan Efron's personal journey of retinopexy, cryopexy, vitrectomy and IOL surgery.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Transconjunctival approach to peribulbar block
    • Abstract: McGrath, Lindsay A; Bradshaw, Christopher P
      As increasing numbers of anesthetists perform eye block anesthesia, thorough understandings of peribulbar injection techniques are important for safe practice. There is uncertainty in the literature regarding the optimum needle length, entry point, volume of injectate, and use of single vs double-injection techniques. A modified technique of peribulbar block anesthesia is presented, which offers increased safety, simplicity, low cost, and little change to instrumentation.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Day surgery laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Comparative
           analysis in two consecutive periods in a cohort of 1132 patients
    • Abstract: Durantez, FDocobo; Garcia, MArance; Cuellar, ANavas; Robles, JMena; Grau, JMSuarez; Ruiz, FJPadillo
      Aim: To evaluate factors preventing discharge in patients scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in a day Surgery Unit in a University Regional Hospital. Methods: Selection criteria: Adult patients, American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) physical status classification class I-II or III compensated, and BMI < 35, uncomplicated acute cholecystitis. Between 1997 and 2002 (Group A) and between 2003 and 2010 (Group B) a total of 1132 patients underwent LC. Clinical characteristics, Substitution Day Surgery Index, causes for inpatient, postoperative complications, pathological studies, patient satisfaction index and 3 months clinical results were compared. Results: 306 patients in the group A and 826 in group B were selected for day-case laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In group A only 1.31% were day cases and in group B 82.5% were day cases. Symptoms such as abdominal pain or nausea and/or vomiting were less frequent in group B. The incidence of complications was low and similar in both groups of patients. There were no differences in the presence of events in the three months following surgery. Satisfaction rates were high in both groups but higher in the group B. Conclusions: Outpatient laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe and reliable procedure with a high level of patient acceptance.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - President's message
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Claire
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Editor's desk
    • Abstract: Donohue, Denise
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Australian Day Surgery Council (ADSC)
    • Abstract: Guidotti, Chris
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - State reports
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 13 Issue 1 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 3 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 3 - State reports
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 3 - Inaugural Australian Day Surgery Nurses Association
           conference: Under the Southern Cross 12-13 October 2013 Melbourne
           Convention Centre
    • Abstract: Noack, Anne
      I was fortunate to receive a scholarship from the New South Wales Day Surgery Nurses Association to attend the inaugural Australian Day Surgery Nurses Association Conference in Melbourne on 12-13 October 2013.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 3 - Inaugural Australian Day Surgery Nurses Association
           conference: Under the Southern Cross 12-13 October 2013 Melbourne
           Convention Centre
    • Abstract: Leggett, Gaye
      ADSNA chose a wonderful venue for its inaugural conference at Melbourne's Convention Centre South Wharf. Being successful with my scholarship application afforded me to stay at the luxurious Hilton South Wharf, which was connected to the Convention Centre so it made navigation (which is not my strongest point) very easy.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 3 - Australian Day Surgery Nurses conference under the
           Southern Cross: 12-13 October 2013 Melbourne convention centre
    • Abstract: Guidotti, Chris
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 3 - International Association for Ambulatory Surgery
           (IAAS)
    • Abstract: Adams, Wendy
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 3 - Australian Day Surgery Nurses conference under the
           Southern Cross: 12-13 October 2013 Melbourne convention centre
    • Abstract: Banner, Kate
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 3 - The WA experience of winning the Pink Glove Dance 2013
    • Abstract: Kennedy, Claire
      The Pink Glove Dance phenomenon began in the US in 2009 when Medline produced a video to raise awareness for breast cancer. The tradition continues with competitions each year. The national competition run by Medline is currently in its third year in Australia.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 3 - Australian Day Surgery Council (ADSC)
    • Abstract: Guidotti, Chris
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 3 - Editor's desk
    • Abstract: Schutz, Christine
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 3 - President's message
    • Abstract: Sheather, Robyn
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - State reports
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Showcasing the Flinders Medical Centre Day of Surgery
           Admission Unit
    • Abstract: Glitheroe, Bronwyn
      The Day of Surgery Admission Unit (DOSA) at Flinders Medical Centre (FMC), South Australia, has recently undergone redevelopment with the aim of providing a welcoming and patient-focused environment. The redesign followed the principles of lean thinking which focused on the 'value added' steps for the patient and flow through the unit while removing the unnecessary steps. The aim was to make the patient journey as smooth and safe as possible. Our unit caters for patients coming in for elective surgery. For patients in for day surgery, DOSA may be the only place they'll see at the hospital. For other patients, our unit is just the start of their admission: we provide the initial point of contact and prepare them for surgery. After surgery, they are recovered in the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit 1 (PACU 1), before being moved to either a short-stay or long-stay ward.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Streamlining day surgery using information technology
    • Abstract: Leary, Celia
      How nice it was to attend the 10th IAAS Congress on Ambulatory Surgery in Budapest. I particularly enjoyed catching up with colleagues that I have not seen for a few years and re-establishing our friendship. It was only in January when I saw the abstract date had been extended that I made the decision to submit one and was delighted when it was accepted as I really wanted to share with colleagues my experience (before retiring) of being involved in the building of a new hospital within the Medica Centre complex.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - International Association for Ambulatory Surgery
           (IAAS)
    • Abstract: Adams, Wendy
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Australian Day Surgery Council (ADSC)
    • Abstract: Guidotti, Chris
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - IAAS 10th International Congress on Ambulatory
           Surgery, Budapest, 5-8 May 2013
    • Abstract: Latchford, Liz
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Chronic venous insufficiency: Current treatment
           modalities
    • Abstract: Sandison, Sheralee; Spark, JIan
      Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition of the venous system of the lower limbs with presentations ranging from unsightly varicose veins to venous ulceration. Traditionally sufferers of CVI with venous hypertension from superficial venous incompetence were treated surgically or managed conservatively with compression therapy. In recent times venous ablation techniques have developed, offering less invasive, safe, effective alternatives to surgery with comparable recurrence rates. Techniques conducted under local anaesthetic and ultrasound guidance include thermal, chemical and mechano-chemical ablation. One of the greatest benefits to come from the developments of endovenous ablation is the potential to treat previously untreatable superficial incompetence in the elderly population, those at greatest risk of venous ulceration.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - Editor's desk
    • Abstract: Schutz, Christine
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 2 - President's message
    • Abstract: Sheather, Robyn
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - State reports
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - Introduction
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - International Association for Ambulatory Surgery
           (IAAS)
    • Abstract: Adams, Wendy
      I have not attended an IAAS meeting since my report in the last ADSNA Journal. However, I do want to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the International Congress in Budapest from 5 to 8 May 2013 with a registration fee for nurses of only 200 euros and accommodation ranging from 45 to 180 euros per night. The social program is fantastic, with dinner at the Opera House and a banquet with horse show and a band made up of doctors (Dr Rock).

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - Australian Day Surgery Council (ADSC)
    • Abstract: Guidotti, Chris
      The full Council met via a video conference (GoToMeeting) on Saturday 2 February 2013. I had the opportunity to represent the Australian Day Surgery Nurses Association (ADSNA). Other members represented included Mark Chalk from the Australian Day Hospitals Association (ADHA), Dr Darcy Economos from the Australian Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AOHNS), Anne Crouch from the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA), Lindsay Barton from the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA), Dr Richard Smith from the Royal and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), Dr Mark Stephens from the Gastroenterology Society of Australia (GESA), Lucy Fisher from the Private Hospital Association of Queensland (PHAQ), Karen Linegar from Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) and Wendy Adams from the Royal College of Nurses.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - ANZAC day, lest we forget ... (the nurses behind the
           ANZAC legend)
    • Abstract: Jongeneel, Connie
      Over the years the ANZAC tradition is growing stronger and stronger as Australians yearn to learn and understand and reconnect with their ancestors who had served in the defence forces over the history of time.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - Essendon Day Procedure Centre: First facility in
           Australia to achieve NSQHS standards accreditation
    • Abstract: Duffy, Angela
      The Essendon Day Procedure Centre provides oral and maxillofacial surgery under local and intravenous sedation. Specifically, we are involved in the removal of wisdom and other teeth; for implants to replace teeth; for pathology of the mouth, including cysts, trauma to the jaws, including fractured jaws and cheekbones; and orthognathic surgery for the correction of jaw discrepancies.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - Small day hospital in Melbourne has been successful
           and met the new NSQHS Standards!
    • Abstract: Birks, Michelle
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - Perioperative management of hyperglycaemia in patients
           undergoing day surgery
    • Abstract: Ho, Jui T
      Perioperative hyperglycaemia is a common phenomenon affecting patients both with and without a known prior history of diabetes. Hyperglycaemia confers an increased risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality, mostly from infection and cardiovascular events. Silent ischaemia, coronary artery disease and autonomic neuropathy are common among patients with diabetes. These are important considerations as nearly one-fifth of surgical patients have diabetes or glucose impairment and a person with diabetes has a 50% chance of undergoing surgery at some point in his or her lifetime.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - HbA1c and glycaemic control
    • Abstract: Saleem, Mohamed
      Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has been used as a marker for diabetic control for many years. Recently, international moves to standardisation have been published with IMVS Pathology adopting the new standards on 1 November 2012.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - Conducting research off the side of your desk: A case
           study
    • Abstract: Jong, Ann; Shaw, Elissa; Behrens, Heidi; Ellis, Isabelle
      Clinical nursing research is one of the core elements on which evidence-based nursing is founded. As nurses we are expected to be familiar with the concept of research, know how to read a research paper and know how to incorporate the research evidence into our clinical practice. The "ANMC Competency Standards for Registered Nurses" Critical Thinking and Analysis domain element "Practices within an evidence-based framework" give us an unequivocal imperative to participate in research. However, for many nurses, the thought of conducting their own clinical research is daunting and so it was for us: two novice nurse researchers.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - Editor's desk
    • Abstract: Schutz, Christine
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 12 Issue 1 - President's message
    • Abstract: Sheather, Robyn
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 3 - State reports
    • Abstract: Aldridge, Christine; Sheather, Robyn; Duff, Julie; Kennedy, Claire; McKenna, Paul; Guidotti, Chris
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 3 - International Association for Ambulatory Surgery
           (IAAS)
    • Abstract: Adams, Wendy
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 3 - Product news
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 3 - Australian Day Surgery Council (ADSC)
    • Abstract: Guidotti, Chris
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 3 - Report on DSNA annual conference 2012 - embracing
           change
    • Abstract: Latham, Gail; Finch, Beth
      The conference was held in Sydney's Masonic Centre on 25 August, with approximately 240 delegates attending from all over New South Wales. Sydney turned on a lovely, end-of-winter, sunny day. As always, the venue was great with a welcome 'cuppa' and friendly greetings upon arrival for an early morning registration. There was lots of talk and laughter as many of the delegates met up with both colleagues and old friends.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 11 Issue 3 - Implementing Standard 2 - partnering with consumers
           from a single speciality day surgery perspective
    • Abstract: Crouch, Ann
      In 1978, the Declaration of Alma-Ata stated that: "The people have the right and duty to participate individually and collectively in the planning and implementation of their health care". Since then, there has been an emergence of policies promoting the rights and responsibilities of consumers and carers within the health care system, and an increasing focus on consumer and carer participation and collaboration at all levels; in the planning, design, delivery and evaluation of health care. There has been a slow but steady shift from a paternalistic model of care towards the acknowledgement that health care providers, health care organisations, consumers and carers are ultimately partners in health care

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:20 GMT
       
  • Volume 16 Issue 1 - The links between day surgery, fast-track surgery,
           ERAS and perioperative medicine
    • Abstract: Van Outryve, Luc
      PubDate: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:57:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 16 Issue 1 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:57:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 16 Issue 1 - What's new in diabetes management'
    • Abstract: Bell, Kirstine
      Historically, diabetes management has seen many new innovations in equipment to support the person living with diabetes. From the invention of blood glucose meters in the late 1970s, the use of glass syringes and steel needles and the very first insulin pump, there has been amazing progress that continues today. In this article we will put the spotlight on four key changes in the diabetes world.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:57:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 16 Issue 1 - Benzodiazepine premedication in adults undergoing
           ambulatory surgery: To give or not to give!
    • Abstract: Joshi, Girish P
      Benzodiazepines are commonly used prior to surgery with the aim of reducing preoperative stress and resulting anxiety. Premedication practices vary significantly between countries and institutions. A recent survey of anaesthesiologists in the Netherlands revealed that anxiolytic-sedatives were administered in 46.8% of inpatients and 30.4% of ambulatory surgery patients with significant variation. The most frequently administered sedatives included midazolam (62.7%), oxazepam (20.2%), and temazepam (7.8%), which were almost always given orally one hour prior to surgery. Some practitioners prescribe oral sedative-hypnotics the night before surgery so as to provide a good sleep and relieve anxiety. However, the most commonly used premedicant is midazolam (1-2 mg, IV) administered just before transferring the patient to the operating room.

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:57:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 16 Issue 1 - IAAS - a nurse's perspective
    • Abstract: Pearce, Natasha
      So, when you're a DSNASA committee member and ADSNA 2nd representative and an opportunity comes along to go to China for a conference, yes please! There was also a pre-congress training opportunity that had a good-looking program, so why not' Of course, you don't just go to China for the conference. Booking a tour was a natural progression - 13 nights from Hong Kong to Beijing, plus a few days to check out Hong Kong before heading off. Then there happened to be an AFL game between Port Adelaide and the Gold Coast Suns in Shanghai. Going there was just logical, plus a few more days to check out Shanghai, of course! So, there you have it, a 3 week China adventure. Why not'

      PubDate: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:57:22 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Information for authors
    • PubDate: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:51:58 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - From broken to fixed via the Day Surgery Centre at
           Wollongong Hospital
    • Abstract: Brinton, James
      Wollongong Hospital performs surgery 12,500 times a year. Over 40 patients each day travel through the operating theatres, many having the Day Surgery Centre at the beginning of that journey.

      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:51:58 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Long-term prescribing of new oral anticoagulants
    • Abstract: Chin, Paul KL; Doogue, Matthew P
      Warfarin and the new oral anticoagulants are licensed for non-valvular atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism.

      The choice of anticoagulant depends on the characteristics of the patient and the medicine. Key considerations include patient adherence, kidney and liver function, and potential interactions with concomitant drugs. Dosing should accommodate these factors.

      Patients should be regularly monitored for bleeding, adherence to treatment, and changing comorbidities and concomitant drugs. Renal function should be checked at least annually.

      Other than idarucizumab for dabigatran, there are no widely available antidotes for the new oral anticoagulants. In a patient with normal renal and hepatic function, drug concentrations and anticoagulant effect are expected to diminish by over 90% after stopping treatment for 48 hours.

      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:51:58 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Pain management in the opioid-tolerant patient
           undergoing day surgery
    • Abstract: Hall, Charlotte
      The rate of ambulatory surgery is increasing worldwide and the rate of patients receiving opioids for chronic non-cancer pain and cancer pain is rising. There is also a percentage of the population who are receiving opioids as part of an opioid substitution programme and individuals who may be abusing prescribed and non-prescribed opioids, which means that personnel working in these areas are more likely to encounter a patient who is opioid-tolerant.

      Evidence has shown that these patients benefit most from a multi-modal approach to postoperative analgesia in the day surgery setting, with a clear pain management plan that involves the multidisciplinary team. This includes the utilisation of opioid and non-opioid analgesia and regional techniques which will enhance their recovery and reduce side effects such as nausea, vomiting and sedation, which may delay discharge home and subsequent recovery.

      Adequate discharge planning is essential with education of the patient and communication with the GP, pain specialist, drug/alcohol team or addiction specialist to ensure a return to baseline opioid use as soon as possible.

      Keywords: Opioid tolerance, day surgery, multimodal analgesia, non-opioid analgesia, opioid analgesia.

      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:51:58 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - An introduction to clinical mindfulness
    • Abstract: Sharma, Divya-Jyoti
      As health care workers, there are many reasons why our minds are full. Along with the usual work-life balance struggles, we have responsibilities towards our patients. Caring for our patients when they are at their greatest periods of vulnerability is an absolute privilege. Sometimes we can forget, that in order to be able to look after our patients responsibly, we need to find coping mechanisms for our stress.

      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:51:58 GMT
       
  • Volume 15 Issue 2 - Editor's desk
    • Abstract: Bennett, Tanya
      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:51:58 GMT
       
 
 
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