An Audit of Orthopaedic Surgery Notes: Where do we Stand Today?
Rohil Singh Kakkar*
MS Ortho, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pune, India
Faculty Member: Royal College of Surgeons, England (UK)
*Corresponding Author: Rohil Singh Kakkar, MS Ortho, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pune, India
Faculty Member: Royal College of Surgeons, England (UK).
November 04, 2022; Published: December 14, 2022
Every surgical specialty recognizes the significance of precise and comprehensive operation notes for ensuring patient care as well as for generating data for research and auditing purpose. Orthopaedic operative notes at the author’s institution were audited against guidelines published by the Royal College of Surgeons of England regarding standard of content, completion and legibility. An orthopedic specialty specific template for writing operative notes has been proposed. Also, It has been proposed that all surgical specialty registrar level doctors should undergo training for writing operative notes and aide memoires be placed in the OT complex.
Keywords: Operative Notes; Audit; Orthopaedic Template; Aide Memoires
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