Pre-Anaesthetic Assessment is a vital part of any surgical procedure. The Anaesthetist evaluates your medical history, discusses any medications or allergies you may have, and reviews your past experience with anaesthesia. This pre-anaesthetic assessment will help the Anaesthetist determine how to ensure you have a safe, successful surgery.
In the old days, pre-anaesthetic assessments were done on the day of surgery when the Anaesthetist asked you about your health just moments before the operation. Or you may have even been called the night before, or asked to attend a pre-anaesthetic assessment clinic. All of this was inconvenient and did not provide the patient with a good service.
Progressive Anaesthetists have taken pre-anaesthetic assessment to a new level by offering patients the option of completing a pre-anaesthetic assessment form online. In addition to providing convenience and accessibility for patients (particularly those who struggle with mobility issues or scheduling conflicts), online pre-anaesthetic assessment streamlines the assessment process so that the patient’s medical history and concerns can be examined in greater detail, promoting a more efficient, less stressful admission and procedure.
What do you need to do:
Please take your time to carefully review and answer the questions below. As a result, you will be less likely to miss any critical information and your Anaesthetist will have a more comprehensive understanding of your medical history and special needs. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and clarify any concerns that you may have prior to your procedure.
If your Anaesthetist’s name does not show below, please visit this page to find your Anaesthetist. Each Anaesthetist has their own pre-anaesthetic assessment form.