IntraOperative Handoff of Care Checklist

Updated April 13, 2014
Author: MGH Newsletter Spring 2014

Description: Checklist to review important patient care components for transfer of care between providers

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Introduction

With an Intraoperative Transfer of Care of a patient from one Anesthetist to another, it's important that certain key patient data be reviewed, so that patient management is seamless. The following Checklist is designed to facilitate this goal:


Patient IntraOperative Handoff Checklist

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Patient Transfer Items
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Allergies
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Preoperative Meds
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Laryngoscopy/Airway
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Analgesics
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Vasopressors
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Fluids In / Out
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Relaxants
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Antibiotics / Redosing
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Areas of Concern
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Post-Op Plan
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Introduction of Incoming Anesthetist
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References

ASA Abstract 2014: An Electronic Checklist Improves Patient Information Transfer and Retention at Intraoperative Handoff of Care: Lisa Warren, M.D., Aalok Agarwala, M.D.,M.B.A., Meredith A. Albrecht, M.D.,Ph.D., Paul Firth, M.B.,Ch.B., Guido Musch, M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States