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Emergency Surgery Guidelines

Doc type: Guideline

Doc No.: GL2009_009

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Surgical
Clinical/ Patient Services - Governance and Service Delivery

Summary
These Guidelines have been developed by experienced surgical staff routinely coping with the challenges of emergency surgery. The Guidelines define the principles underpinning the redesign of emergency surgery and are to be referenced by Area Health Services when initiating redesign of emergency surgery practices.

Please note the web version of the Emergency Surgery Guideline was updated on 4 November 2009 for consistency with the printed version. Tables, layout and the cover were altered, the contact has not changed.

Date of Publication: 23 June 2009

Replaces: N/A
Author Branch: Health Service Performance Improvement Branch

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, NSW Ambulance Service, Public Hospitals

Audience: AHS executive, managers and clinicians

Distributed to: Public Health System, NSW Ambulance Service , NSW Department of Health, Public Hospitals

Review Date: 23 June 2014

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

Status: Active

File link: Emergency Surgery Guidelines
File size: 730Kb

Emergency Surgery Guidelines

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