Features  |   May 2017
Improving Patient-centered Care Delivery in 2017: Introducing Pre-Anesthesia Decision Aids
Author Affiliations
  • Fred E. Shapiro, D.O.
    Committee on Patient Safety and Education
    Chair
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Critical Care / Pain Medicine / Patient Safety / Regional Anesthesia / Quality Improvement / Features
Features   |   May 2017
Improving Patient-centered Care Delivery in 2017: Introducing Pre-Anesthesia Decision Aids
ASA Monitor 05 2017, Vol.81, 10-13.
ASA Monitor 05 2017, Vol.81, 10-13.
“I recently had surgery on my ankle. Because my church choir activities are extremely important to me, I was concerned when the surgeon mentioned that the procedure would be done under general anesthesia, as my friend recently had a sore throat and hoarseness for a couple of weeks after her surgery. You can’t imagine how relieved I was when my anesthesiologist presented the option of spinal anesthesia. The brochure that explained the block, along with its risks and benefits, clarified the upsides and downsides of my anesthesia choices. I was thrilled with the outcome of the spinal. Please thank my anesthesiologist for offering me this choice.”
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