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The care of neurosurgical spine patients often involves a multi-disciplinary team, including neurosurgery residents, hospitalists, nursing staff, and physical/occupational therapists.
Oftentimes, post-op spine patients are on a non-neurosurgical service (hospitalist, MICU/SICU, medicine), who are provided with scant sign out on the procedure(s) performed.
The treatment team(s) that are helping manage patient care post-operatively are often unaware of the procedure performed, and what are the salient clinical signs/symptoms, radiographic findings, and laboratory values that need to be closely monitored
quality improvement, post-operative, patient care, EPIC
Medicine and Health Sciences | Neurology | Surgery
Khanna, MD, Omaditya; Stricsek, MD, Geoffrey P.; Labella, RN, Giuliana; Harrop, MD, James; and Edwards, MD, Jesse, "Developing a Neurosurgical Spine Post-Operative Note Template on EPIC for Improved Multi-Disciplinary Care" (2019). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference. Poster 113.