Policies & Publications: Surgery, Perioperative and Anaesthetic

Title Document Number Last Reviewed
Acute Pain Management in the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit: Intravenous Opioid Pain Protocol for Adults Fentanyl, HYDROmorphone, Morphine and Oxycodone

Acute Spinal Cord Injury of the Adult – Management and Referral Procedure SESLHDPR/291 Under Review
Administration of Gastrografin™ in the treatment of Adhesional Small Bowel Obstruction SESLHDGL/055
Advanced Recovery Orthopaedic Program (AROP) Anaesthetic Guideline SESLHDGL/059
Clinical Pathway Guideline SESLHDGL/037
Correct Identification of Medication and Solutions for Regional Anaesthetic Procedures SESLHDPR/242
Electronic Intraoperative Health Care Record - Responsibility and Accountability SESLHDPD/164
Fentanyl 2microg/mL with Adrenaline (epinephrine) 2 microg/mL and Bupivacaine 0.1% epidural infusion SESLHDPR/637
Leech Therapy (Medicinal) SESLHDGL/035
Management of Elective Surgery Waiting Lists SESLHDBR/004 Under Review
Management of Surgical Plume in the Perioperative Environment SESLHDPR/301
Medicine: Managing Intraoperative Medications SESLHDPR/209
Nursing Observation for Total and Completion Thyroidectomy SESLHDGL/046
Paediatric (greater than one year) Pain Protocol for use in Post Anaesthetic Unit (PACU) SESLHDPR/612
Pain Management - Epidural Analgesia - Infusion (Adult) SESLHDPR/324
Pain Management - Intrathecal Implantable drug Delivery for Pain Management SESLHDPR/294
Pain management - Ketamine Infusions for adult patients with acute and chronic non malignant pain SESLHDPR/371
Pain Management - Methoxyflurane Inhaler for Adult Patients SESLHDPR/325
Pain Management - Opioid Withdrawal in Patients on Long Term Opioid Medications SESLHDPR/603
Pain Management - Regional Analgesia - Peripheral Nerve Infusion SESLHDPR/372
Perioperative Suite - Ensuring that only duly authorised persons are able to enter SESLHD Perioperative Suites SESLHDPR/207
Postoperative Mobilisation Guideline SESLHDGL/061
Pre-Operative/Procedural Fasting for Patients Undergoing Anaesthesia SESLHDGL/062
Reducing Cardiothoracic Surgical Site Infections through use of a Cardiothoracic Surgical Site Infection Care Bundle Guideline

SESLHD Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) Discharge Guidelines, Post-Operative Adult and Maternity Patients SESLHDGL/049
Smoking Cessation: Nurse/Midwife Initiated Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) SESLHDPR/494
Sterilisation: Reusable Medical Devices (RMDs) on Loan SESLHDPR/249
Urokinase: Administration of Intra-Arterial Urokinase in Specific Clinical Areas SESLHDGL/038
Wound - Antiseptic Dressing Policy SESLHDPD/146
Wound - assessment and management

Wound - Clinical Digital Photography SESLHDPR/285
Wound - High Risk Foot Ulcer Management SESLHDPR/653
Wound - Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD) SESLHDPR/205
Wound - Management of Hypergranulation Tissue SESLHDPR/400
Wound - Managing Pain at Dressing Change SESLHDPR/437
Wound - Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) SESLHDPD/136 Under Review
Wound - Skin Assessment and Care/Management SESLHDPR/547
Wound Compression Therapy SESLHDPR/398 
Wound Debridement SESLHDPR/348