ESA & ESICM - patient safety survey

This survey has been organised and prepared by the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). Leading members of both Societies discussed visibility and reputation of both Societies in particular by Citizens and Politicians within Europe. We felt that a majority of our work is/cannot be recognised as citizens and politicians do not know what we exactly do. We believe that one of the reasons is the lack of participation in preparation of planned (elective) interventions. We do believe that this lack of involvement has a major negative impact on patient safety and outcome. In order to learn more from you in the various European Countries we kindly ask you to participate in this short survey.

With kind regards,

Presidents, Vice-Presidents and Secretaries of ESA & ESICM

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* 2. How much time before surgery do you have to assess a patient?

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Anaesthesiology
ICU

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* 3. Do you take part into multidisciplinary team assessment of patients with planned admissions to ICU?
Explanation: Are you able well in advance to assess patients for their perioperative risk (ESA Guideline) and use the relevant guidelines to improve patient health status and minimise risks prior the invention?

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* 4. Do you execute a peri-operative risk assessment?
Explanation: Are you able well in advance to assess patients for their perioperative risk (ESA Guideline) and use the relevant guidelines to improve patient health status and minimise risks prior the invention?

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* 5. Do you adhere to national/international guidelines/good practice on preoperative assessment prior surgery?

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* 6. Do you organize informed consent for potential interventions on the ICU prior any major interventions? (power of attorney for medical decisions)

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* 7. Do you see the patient on the day when the surgeon has set a date for surgery/intervention (e.g. 2 weeks prior major surgery)?

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* 8. Do you use checklists for preparation of patients going for elective/planned admission on ICU?

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* 9. Do you reject patients prior major surgery/intervention for reasons based in the field of

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Anaesthesiology 
Intensive Care Medicine

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* 10. Do you feel that preparation of patients well in advance for elective surgery/intervention by the disciplines of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine should be mandatory in Europe?

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