Student Preoperative Assessment of Patients

  • The Student should complete a preoperative assessment on every patient for whom he or she plans to participate in the anesthetic care.
  • Preoperative assessment should, at a minimum, include a review of the patient’s medications, previous procedures, laboratory studies and values, major organ systems (cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological, renal, endocrine, gastrointestinal, etc.), current hemodynamic status, airway classification, allergies, and previous problems with anesthesia.
  • Preoperative assessment should be completed on the appropriate form.
  • Any questions or concerns arising during the preoperative assessment should be discussed with a CRNA or Anesthesiologist.
  • Preoperative assessment should be discussed with the assigned CRNA or Anesthesiologist to formulate an anesthetic care plan.
  • Time spent performing a preoperative assessment should be documented in the electronic case record.