An ICU Preanesthesia Evaluation Form Reduces Missing Preoperative Key Information
- *Corresponding Author:
- Renyu Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
3620 Hamilton Walk, 336 John Morgan Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 03, 2012; Accepted date: September 18, 2012; Published date: September 28, 2012
Citation: Chuy K, Yan Z, Fleisher L, Liu R (2012) An ICU Preanesthesia Evaluation Form Reduces Missing Preoperative Key Information. J Anesth Clin Res 3:242. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000242
Copyright: © 2013 Jung YG. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: A comprehensive preoperative evaluation is critical for providing anesthetic care for patients from the intensive care unit (ICU). There has been no preoperative evaluation form specific for ICU patients that allows for a rapid and focused evaluation by anesthesia providers, including junior residents. In this study, a specific preoperative form was designed for ICU patients and evaluated to allow residents to perform the most relevant and important preoperative evaluations efficiently. Methods: The following steps were utilized for developing the preoperative evaluation form: 1) designed a new preoperative form specific for ICU patients; 2) had the form reviewed by attending physicians and residents, followed by multiple revisions; 3) conducted test releases and revisions; 4) released the final version and conducted a survey; 5) compared data collection from new ICU form with that from a previously used generic form.