Requesting Preoperative Telephone Screening
To refer a patient for PEPC telephone screening interview, please place a physician order in the Visit Navigator under the “Medications and Orders” section. Please note that a telephone screening cannot be arranged before the procedure is booked.
The ambulatory order name is:
Referral to PEPC Pre-anesthesia Phone Screening
Please use this option when:
- You have a patient who would benefit from preoperative anesthesia evaluation, or has questions about anesthesia, but does not require in-person consultation;
- You are concerned about the complexity of the patient’s medical history and would like to have the patient screened but an in-person visit cannot be arranged;
- Your patient would not be routinely screened based on demographics, but you are aware of a complex history and want to alert the perioperative team.
Younger, healthier patients scheduled for outpatient procedures typically do not require a telephone screening interview prior to surgery.