The Day Care Anaesthesia SIG aims to promote science and education through the exchange of ideas between anaesthetists with a particular interest and involvement in day care anaesthesia and the interaction with other individuals / groups, who share an interest in day care anaesthesia.
The SIG has about 1000 registered members.
The executive of the Day Care Anaesthesia SIG meets regularly, usually via teleconference, to discuss matters related to the group’s area of interest. Please feel free to contact any of the listed executive members.
The activities of the SIG may include:
The Day Care Anaesthesia SIG is developing a Registry (DayCOR Registry) of outcomes of day care anaesthesia.
We invite anaesthetists to request their hospitals to participate, particularly as we release the beta version of the program for use and appraisal.
An SMS survey software program has been developed enabling anaesthetists to investigate and record the outcomes of their day care cases. It is hospital based, with reports being available to the patient’s anaesthetist and hospital.
ALERTS generated by unfavourable survey answers are emailed immediately to the anaesthetist and hospital for action. The information will be de-identified then entered into a registry from which reports can be generated for individual anaesthetist, hospitals, health departments and the public. This survey has a specific set of questions to be answered. Once these have been fully evaluated, there will be opportunities for additions or new small subsets of questions.
The Registry complies fully with guidelines developed for the Health Ministers Advisory Council by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. In particular, this provides absolute safety and privacy of the information.
The reasons and methods of development are covered in the accompanying presentation (below) but in summary:
Uses a straightforward SMS survey to be completed by the patient on the day following their procedure, by SMS or email.
Provides immediate feedback to all anaesthetists including Registrars via
1. Contact the Chair of Day Care Anaesthesia SIG, Ken Sleeman (email@example.com)
2. Read the DayCOR Outcomes Manual
3. Take the preliminary steps
4. Start recording your outcomes
As the manual shows, preliminary steps are necessary. As DayCOR Outcomes is a new concept, hospital administration may need to satisfy local board policies.
The entire program is based on the Clinical Care Registry (CQR) framework and format of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. This body has been charged with the introduction of CQRs by the AHMAC, the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council.
At the same time the hospital committee to run the program can be appointed, in line with hospital policy guided with the necessary personnel required to oversee its activities.
An education of this simple registry program can be undertaken so that all involved staff: medical, nursing and administrative are aware of its management and the results which will follow.
This is most important, as new situations formerly undertaken by outside agencies (pain management, post discharge nausea and vomiting for example) will appear in ALERT responses. These will be managed in the first instance by the responsible anaesthetist.
The discharge nurse group will easily understand their role but should practise it so that they are aware of the possibility of input errors which may result in the inability to contact patients.
View Daycor Outcomes Registry presentation at the ASA National Scientific Congress 2017.
APPLY NOW TO START IMMEDIATELY OR IN THE NEW YEAR!
For all enquiries please contact the Day Care SIG Chair: Ken Sleeman firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch our video presentation on DayCOR Registry Preliminary Steps
RUPERT HORNABROOK PRIZE 2020
Attention all Junior Specialists within 5 years of receiving your Fellowship
To attract greater participation, and provide applicants with additional time to prepare their submission, the Day Care SIG would now like to offer the prize every 2 years to junior specialist anaesthetists who are within five years of having obtained their higher qualification in anaesthesia.
The Prize will be awarded for an original presentation on a day care theme presented at a national scientific meeting of ANZCA, the ASA or the Day Care Anaesthesia SIG. The prize is in the form of a one off registration to the Australian Society of Anaesthetists NSC in the year following the award. The next prize will be awarded at the NSC in 2020 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Applications are open to members of the Day Care SIG only.
Rupert Hornabrook was a pioneer of anaesthesia in Australia, devoting the bulk of his practice in the years following the Boer War to promoting the specialty. He was honorary consultant in anaesthesia to the Melbourne General Hospital for many years and published extensively on issues of safety in anaesthesia. He was an early advocate of improved cardiovascular monitoring and was influential in popularising ethyl chloride-ether as an alternative to chloroform. In 1935, Dr Hornabrook was unanimously elected to honorary membership of the ASA and this award in his name recognises his contribution to Australasian anaesthesia.
For further information and an updated application pack, please email Maxine Wade email@example.com
ANZCA Professional Standards: PS15 : Recommendations for the Perioperative Care of Patients Selected for Day Care Surgery
Day Care SIG Session followed by DC SIG AM – Tuesday 24 September 2019 0830 – 1015