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    Default pre-op H&P done in the ED

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    Does anyone know if a pre-op H&P can be done in the ED and if so what EM would you use?

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    Be a little more specific, tell me who is doing the pre-op, an ER physician? a specialist? a family med?

    and WHO is asking for the pre-op?

    Then I can help......

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    Default preop H&p

    The ER physician is doing a Pre-op physical for a patient that is having surgery that day. I hope that helps

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    Default Why isn't the admitting physician doing the H&P?

    Is the ER doc going to perform the surgery? If not, why isn't the surgeon performing the H&P. It's the surgeon who will be medically liable for that information should there be anything overlooked that might affect the patient.

    Really a poor use of the ER physician's skills (unless he's the one doing the procedure).

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Default preop H&p

    No, the ER doc is not doing the surgery. Thanks Tessa, you have said what I was thinking.

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