Surgical Procedures

Surgical events challenge information systems and users alike: workflows can be complex and it is important that current and anticipated orders occur at the right time and place. Patients have needs, locations and teams that differ in pre-operative, surgical suite, intensive care and surgical ward settings. The concept of "Phases of Care" is meant to facilitate coordination of actions needed in these different contexts.

The skills needed to take full and safe advantage of Emergency, Inpatient, OpTime and critical care toolsets are covered elsewhere in guides linked to Surgery learning home dashboards. This section highlights  norms that are important when navigating surgical workflows. 

Surgical Preparation

Some Connect Care tools can help anesthesiologists and surgeons managed specific peri-operative challenges. A number of tipsheets can be found in the surgical learning home dashboards, with some re-linked here:

Surgical Operating Room Workflows

Surgical Patient Movement (OR to ICU)

Surgical Order States

Surgical orders accumulate in the order "shopping cart" where there are three possible actions with different implications post-op:

Surgical Order Norms

Transplantation Procedures

Paediatric Procedures