Patient and history
Surgery and Anaesthesia
Variance in care
Barriers to discharge?
Emergencies / Contact details
Example of handover
"Hi I'm John the anaesthetic resident. Mr X, is a 57 yo man with insulin dependent type II diabetes. He's had a left total knee replacement under spinal anaesthetic. His blood sugar spiked to 15 during the case and he was started on an insulin infusion.
He had a femoral nerve catheter and a single shot sciatic nerve block and has paracetamol and oxycodone charted for analgesia.
I haven't given any anti-emetics, there is regular tropisetron charted if necessary.
I'm not expecting any problems but please could you check his blood sugar in an hour.
I'll be in OR Y if there are any problems, or you can page me..... "