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Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica
versión impresa ISSN 1983-5175
ANGER, Jaime et al. A preoperative checklist in esthetic plastic surgery. Rev. Bras. Cir. Plást. (Impr.) [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.3, pp.525-529. ISSN 1983-5175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1983-51752011000300026.
The authors present a checklist to be used at the last stage of a preoperative visit for esthetic plastic surgery composed of 29 yes/no questions, four blank spaces for entering data, and one question for ranking the level of risk of deep vein thrombosis. The criteria are divided into three tables relating to three areas: anesthesia, psychological aspects, and clinical risk factors. The answers are framed in four colors that identify the level of risk and suggest the degree of attention warranted. A fourth aggregate table contains reference sources which can be easily accessed during a medical visit via the Internet or a portable device equipped with a medical database software. The purpose of the checklist is to reduce the possibility of adverse events involving the surgical process by identifying the risk level of each item reviewed.
Palabras clave : Checklist; Plastic surgery; Preoperative care; Intraoperative complications [prevention & control]; Postoperative complications [prevention & control].