preadmission testing

preadmission testing

Lab medicine A battery of tests performed before a person is admitted to the hospital for elective surgery–eg, cataract extraction or cholecystectomy, which establish baseline values
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Assessment Tools Help Diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder that may first be diagnosed when a surgical patient presents for preadmission testing.
They have begun a pilot program implementing the rapid cycle testing approach, combined with an electronic alert system, at 3 "high-volume" sites at MGH--the emergency room, the preadmission testing area, and a large community healthcare facility nearby.
Additionally, when patients go for preadmission testing, pregnancy tests are performed but because there can be a 1 to 2 week lag between preadmission testing and surgery, pregnancy tests are again performed on the day of surgery to identify as many pregnancies as possible.
In an outline format and including many color photos of procedures, they cover venous and arterial access, the airway, spinal and epidural anesthesia, regional blocks, the chest, brain monitoring, equipment and positioning, working with surgeons, preadmission testing, off-site anesthesia, patient transport, the intensive care unit, hazmat, simulation, and working with obese patients.
To gain efficiency Cullman formed a performance improvement team using Lean and Six Sigma and charged it with developing a homegrown system to communicate with registration, preadmission testing, surgery staff, surgeons and families.
I tried not to lose it when I noticed that I had been mistakenly given someone else's orders during the preadmission testing circus.
They could assess correlations among preadmission testing, student retention, science courses, and NCLEX success.
As we evaluated our second-shift patient demographics, we discovered most of the testing being done on this shift was routine prenatal and preadmission testing.
The use of discounts negotiated with network providers, gate-keeper arrangements, required second and third surgical opinion requirements, preadmission testing, and large-case management are becoming more common outside the United States as employers take on more of the responsibility for financing health care costs.
Results show that lock-in, preadmission testing and same-day surgery programs are the methods that States have used the longest.
in 1978 compiled cost differences produced by a combination of a new admission and scheduling control system, preadmission testing, concurrent review, and outpatient surgery.
Surgical scheduling, including preadmission testing, supporting goals to reduce day of surgery delays and cancellations;