oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Guidelines to the pre-operative anaesthetic evaluation

Volume 2006, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... GUIDELINES SECTION III GUIDELINES TO THE PRE-OPERATIVE ANAESTHETIC EVALUATION 1. General 1.1 These standards apply to all patients who receive anaesthesia or monitored anaesthesia care (sedation). Under unusual circumstances, e.g., extreme emergencies, these standards may be modified. When this is the case, the circumstances shall be documented in the patient's record. 1.2 An anaesthesiologist shall be responsible for determining the medical status of the patient, developing a plan of anaesthesia care and acquainting the patient or the responsible adult with the proposed plan. 1.3 Information is obtained by reviewing the medical record, interviewing the patient in terms of the medical ..

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