September 3, 2019

Effect of patient transport to the OR by anesthesia vs ICU personnel on workflow

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

In this study, changing the responsibility for ICU patient transports to the OR from the anesthesia to the ICU services did not change turnover times, but it resulted in more on-time starts and high compliance with preoperative checklist documentation.

The crude proportion of on-time starts increased from 32.6% to 77.1%.

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Consent, H&P, and site markings were verified before leaving the ICU in 92.9%, 93.2%, and 89.2% of cases respectively.

The difference in mean turnover times was not significant (-6.9 minutes).


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