Clinical Practice Guideline: Preoperative Testing and Medication Management
Brief Description: This guideline was developed with the purpose of preventing unnecessary preoperative testing as well as OR cancellations due to inadequate patient preparation. The guideline includes recommendations on preoperative evaluation and testing in patients scheduled to undergo non-cardiac procedures. The guideline also includes recommendations for medication management prior to procedures. Decisions for individual medication therapies should be evaluated based upon the patient’s medication allergies and prior adverse reactions, medical problems/comorbidities, and the specific surgery being performed/need for neuraxial anesthesia.