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Preparing You for Surgery

Format:
PDF and Word DOC

Size:
1 page, 8½” x 11”

Intended Audience:
Teams working on improving the pre-surgery process for patients.

Best used:
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.

 

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