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HC Center has Preoperative Assessment with a 40% increase in attendance

System streamlines case discussion, definition of factors that can increase the risk and planning strategies

 
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The Central Institute of Hospital das Clinicas, University of São Paulo (USP), inaugurated, on Wednesday (3) the Center for Preoperative Assessment. The goal is to improve safety and quality of patient care with indication of elective surgery.

The innovation will allow greater speed in case discussion, the definition of factors that can increase the risk and planning strategies to mitigate them or avoid them, which will enable more efficient service. Based on this information, the surgeon will decide together with the patient and family, the risk / benefit ratio is in favor of intervention.

For the patient, the initiative represents comfort and convenience, since in a single day and may be assisted by the local staff for the preoperative evaluation. The patient will also receive educational materials with information and guidance on how to proceed on hospitalization and surgery.

Moreover, the hospital will gain with optimization of beds. The centralization will prevent patients with comorbidities are admitted only for preoperative assessment, occupying beds that could be devoted to other patients. The Center for Preoperative Assessment work in the Outpatient Building, from 7 am to 18h.

<b> Structure </ b>

With six offices, two nursing rooms and an area for discussion of cases, the site will have a capacity of 135 calls per day, 40% more current capacity. The center will bring together in the same space, the overall clinical care, the anesthesiologist, cardiologist, the geriatrician, the nephrologists, pulmonologists, pediatricians and nurses. This team will assess the risks of complications related to surgical interventions outside the health status of the patient and take appropriate steps for each procedure.

With information from SP Health

Source: Isaude.net
   Palavras-chave:   Center for Preoperative Evaluation    Elective surgery    HC    Hospital das Clinicas      
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