Anesthesia & Analgesia: July 2015- Volume 121-Issue 1- p 219-222
Authors: Fahy, Brenda G. MD et al
Obtaining anesthesia informed consent for a series of repetitive debridements in burn-injured patients requires a significant time investment for anesthesiologists and patient families. A single consent form was introduced that covered multiple related anesthetics in burn patients. The number of consents per patient before and after implementation was analyzed using Welch ANOVA; Tukey-Kramer post hoc test, with 99% confidence intervals for mean differences was used to examine pairwise comparisons. The mean number of consents per patient was 4.5 ± 2.8 and 1.6 ± 0.51 (P < 0.001) before (2010) and after implementation (2013), respectively. The Multiple Related Anesthetics Consent Form in this population resulted in less time spent by anesthesia providers in obtaining consent for patients undergoing multiple related procedures while providing patient- and family-centric care.