Preparing You for Surgery
PDF and Word DOC
1 page, 8½” x 11”
Teams working on improving the pre-surgery process for patients.
Use this document as a model to consider how your facility might revamp the presurgery process and create your own one-page checklist for patients. This checklist was developed by a multidepartmental team in South San Francisco that wanted to streamline the presurgery process for patients. As a result of using it, 80 percent of patients are now being confirmed as pre-admitted 24 hours before surgery and the completeness and accuracy of admissions rate has hit 99.4 percent.
Read more about the process in the Fall 2010 Hank.