#427: Post-Anesthetic Transfer of Care: Use of Checklist or Protocol for Direct Transfer of Care from Procedure Room to Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Quality ID

427

High Priority Measure

Yes

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

Anesthesiology

Measure Description

Percentage of patients, regardless of age, who undergo a procedure under anesthesia and are admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) directly from the anesthetizing location, who have a documented use of a checklist or protocol for the transfer of care from the responsible anesthesia practitioner to the responsible ICU team or team member

 

Instructions

This measure is to be submitted each time a procedure including surgical, therapeutic or diagnostic is performed under anesthesia during the performance period and are admitted to an ICU directly from anesthetizing location. There is no diagnosis associated with this measure. It is anticipated that eligible clinicians who provide the listed anesthesia services as specified in the denominator coding will submit this measure.

Measure Submission:

The listed denominator criteria is used to identify the intended patient population. The numerator options included in this specification are used to submit the quality actions allowed by the measure. The quality-data codes listed do not need to be submitted for registry submissions; however, these codes may be submitted for those registries that utilize claims data

 

Denominator

All patients, regardless of age, who undergo a surgical, therapeutic or diagnostic procedure under anesthesia and are admitted to an ICU directly from the anesthetizing location

DENOMINATOR NOTE: In order to meet the denominator criteria of the measure, a patient must be directly transferred from the anesthetizing location to an ICU. A patient that does not transfer directly to the ICU postsurgery is not included within in the denominator

Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):

All patients, regardless of age

AND

Patient procedure during the performance period (CPT): 00100, 00102, 00103, 00104, 00120, 00124, 00126, 00140, 00142, 00144, 00145, 00147, 00148, 00160, 00162, 00164, 00170, 00172, 00174, 00176, 00190, 00192, 00210, 00211, 00212, 00214, 00215, 00216, 00218, 00220, 00222, 00300, 00320, 00322, 00326, 00350, 00352, 00400, 00402, 00404, 00406, 00410, 00450, 00454, 00470, 00472, 00474, 00500, 00520, 00522, 00524, 00528, 00529, 00530, 00532, 00534, 00537, 00539, 00540, 00541, 00542, 00546, 00548, 00550, 00560, 00561, 00562, 00563, 00566, 00567, 00580, 00600, 00604, 00620, 00625, 00626, 00630, 00632, 00635, 00640, 00670, 00700, 00702, 00730, 00731, 00732, 00750, 00752, 00754, 00756, 00770, 00790, 00792, 00794, 00796, 00797, 00800, 00802, 00811, 00812, 00813, 00820, 00830, 00832, 00834, 00836, 00840, 00842, 00844, 00846, 00848, 00851, 00860, 00862, 00864, 00865, 00866, 00868, 00870, 00872, 00873, 00880, 00882, 00902, 00904, 00906, 00908, 00910, 00912, 00914, 00916, 00918, 00920, 00921, 00922, 00924, 00926, 00928, 00930, 00932, 00934, 00936, 00938, 00940, 00942, 00944, 00948, 00950, 00952, 01112, 01120, 01130, 01140, 01150, 01160, 01170, 01173, 01200, 01202, 01210, 01212, 01214, 01215, 01220, 01230, 01232, 01234, 01250, 01260, 01270, 01272, 01274, 01320, 01340, 01360, 01380, 01382, 01390, 01392, 01400, 01402, 01404, 01420, 01430, 01432, 01440, 01442, 01444, 01462, 01464, 01470, 01472, 01474, 01480, 01482, 01484, 01486, 01490, 01500, 01502, 01520, 01522, 01610, 01620, 01622, 01630, 01634, 01636, 01638, 01650, 01652, 01654, 01656, 01670, 01680, 01710, 01712, 01714, 01716, 01730, 01732, 01740, 01742, 01744, 01756, 01758, 01760, 01770, 01772, 01780, 01782, 01810, 01820, 01829, 01830, 01832, 01840, 01842, 01844, 01850, 01852, 01860, 01922, 01924, 01925, 01926, 01930, 01931, 01932, 01933, 01935, 01936, 01951, 01952, 01961, 01962, 01963, 01965, 01966

AND

Patient transferred directly from anesthetizing location to critical care unit: 0581F

 

Numerator

Patients who have a documented use of a checklist or protocol for the transfer of care from the responsible anesthesia practitioner to the responsible ICU team or team member

Definitions:

Checklist or Protocol - The key handoff elements that must be included in the transfer of care protocol or checklist include:

1) Identification of patient, key family member(s) or patient surrogate
2) Identification of responsible practitioner (primary service)
3) Discussion of pertinent/attainable medical history
4) Discussion of the surgical/procedure course (procedure, reason for surgery, procedure performed)
5) Intraoperative anesthetic management and issue/concerns to include things such as airway, hemodynamic, narcotic, sedation level and paralytic management and intravenous fluids/blood products and urine output during the procedure
6) Expectations/Plans for the early post-procedure period to include things such as the anticipated course (anticipatory guidance), complications, need for laboratory or ECG and medication administration
7) Opportunity for questions and acknowledgement of understanding of report from the receiving ICU team

Identification of patient – In the instance the identity of the patient is unable to be confirmed, identification provided by the clinical facility would suffice toward meeting performance of the measure

Numerator Options:

Performance Met: Transfer of care checklist used (0583F)

OR

Performance Not Met: Transfer of care checklist not used (0583F with 8P)

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