Improved difficult airway documentation using structured notes in Anesthesia Information Management Systems
To the Editor,
Difficult airway management remains a challenge and each encounter requires accurate and quality documentation.1 Failure to document difficult airway may threaten patient safety during subsequent encounters. Complete documentation enables subsequent healthcare providers to plan approaches that avoid and minimize morbidity and mortality.2 Our institution recently transitioned from a paper anesthesia record system to an Anesthesia Information Management System (AIMS) as part of the enterprise electronic medical record solution, Epic (Epic Systems Corporation, Epic Anesthesia Module, Verona, WI, USA).
Conflict of interest
This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.