Evidence-based clinical practice manual: Patient preparation for surgery and transfer to the operating room

  • David A. Rincón-Valenzuéla Clínica Universitaria Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Bibiana Escobar Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, Bogotá, Colombia
Keywords: Operating Rooms, Evidence-Based Medicine, Checklist, Anesthesia, Surgical wound infection


Introduction: Patient preparation for surgery and transfer to the operating room are two priority processes defined within the procedures and conditions for authorization of health care services by the Ministry of Social Protection in Colombia.

Objectives: The aim of this initiative was to develop a manual of clinical management based on the evidence on patient preparation for surgery and transfer to the operating room.

Materials and methods: A process divided into four phases (conformation of the development group, systematic review of secondary literature, participatory consensus method, and preparation and writing of the final document) was performed. Each of the standardized techniques and procedures is used to develop evidence-based manuals.

Results: Evidence-based recommendations on pre-anaesthetic assessment, preoperative management of medical conditions, education and patient communication, informed consent, patient transfer to the surgical area, surgical site marking, strategies for infection prevention and checklist were performed.

Conclusion: It is expected that with the use of this manual the incidence of events that produce morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing surgical procedures will be minimized.


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Rincón-Valenzuéla DA, Escobar B. Evidence-based clinical practice manual: Patient preparation for surgery and transfer to the operating room. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2015 Jan. 1 [cited 2022 Oct. 3];43(1):32-50. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/470


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Rincón-Valenzuéla DA, Escobar B. Evidence-based clinical practice manual: Patient preparation for surgery and transfer to the operating room. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2015 Jan. 1 [cited 2022 Oct. 3];43(1):32-50. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/470
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