Beyond the algorithm

Implementation of a hospitalist-led pre-operative clinic assessment before cardiac surgery

Avital O'Glasser, Cornelia C. Taylor, Alan Hunter

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Abstract

With the growth of dedicated pre-operative clinics in recent decades, patients have access to formalized and rigorous assessments in the days to weeks before surgery. The hallmark of pre-operative evaluations is cardiac risk stratification before non-cardiac surgery, yet any organ system has the potential to be addressed or further optimized before surgery. A formal, global clinic-based risk assessment before cardiac surgery seems to be a novel pre-operative clinic practice pattern, especially for a hospitalist-led preoperative medicine clinic. In July 2014, the Pre-Operative Medicine Clinic (PMC) within the Division of Hospital Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University began to formally assess patients before cardiac surgery. Here, we aim to describe our first year's experience with this patient population and report on its efficacy and practicality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPerioperative Care and Operating Room Management
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Pre-operative clinic
  • Pre-operative evaluation
  • Pre-operative medicine
  • Pre-operative medicine clinic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Medical–Surgical
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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