Surgical Checklist

ENT Checklist

  • Ask for copies of labs / scan/ consultation notes etc. to be sent for review
  • Dr. Gordon has reviewed labs/scan etc. and/or has ordered and followed up on additional labs and orders
  • Update medication list
  • Blood thinners ¡V Plavix aspirin Vitamin E etc.
  • Medical History
  • Social history
  • OR Prep Questions:
  • HX of hip knee valve surgery
  • Prostetic replacements
  • Require antibiotic prior to dental procedures
  • Heart murmur irregularity of valve prolapse
  • Family history of anesthesia issues
  • Hx Malignant Hyperthermia Pre-Op:
  • Discuss surgical date
  • St. Anthony¡¦s will contact them the day before surgery for arrival time (after 3pm call them)
  • Pre/Post Operative instructions get sent out via mail and e-mail
  • Stop blood thinners (or any medications as per primary doctor)
  • Plavix Aspirin Vitamin E etc.
  • NPO Midnight the day before surgery
  • Competent adult accompany and drive patient (family friend)
  • Medical clearance checklist (based off of recommendations of clearing Dr.)
  • Labs
  • Clearance letter
  • EKG or any additional workup deemed necessary by primary MD
  • (Local Pt) Mention pt needs to return to the medical office 7-10 after surgery for stitches removal Post Operative:
  • Post operative letters to referring MD and uploads to EMR
  • P.A. ¡V 1 week follow up phone call
  • Schedule suture removal 7-10 days post surgery
  • Medical office follow up 2 weeks post surgery
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