Surgical Preference Cards


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The Blueprint for Surgery


So let’s consider the critical relationship between blueprints and success to most any business endeavor that involves a complicated process.

  • Could any of us build a building without plans?
  • Could pilots fly airplanes safely without a checklist?
  • Should anyone perform or assist in complex surgery with something like this?


EHR Data Printouts Versus Fully-Handwritten Cards


While important preference card information is in the EHR, for live surgical teams often print out the card.  Then begins the process of adding hand-written notes, strike-throughs, and additions of items that have not been updated.

Printed EPIC EHR Preference Card
McKessen Preference Card
McKessen Preference Card Printout
Femoral Popiteal Bypass (front)
Femoral Popiteal Bypass (back)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurism Repair - Bifemoral Graft (front)
Preference card back
Abdominal Aortic Aneurism Repair (back)
Femoral-Popliteal Bypass using Instagraft (front)
Femoral-Popliteal Bypass using Instagraft (back)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurism Repair front)
Abdominal Aortic Aneurism Repair (back)
Embolectomy (front)
Embolectomy (back)

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