How to Adapt Anesthetic Human Resources to Health Emergencies Such as the COVID-19 Outbreak: Replacing a Pre-anesthetic Consultation With a Questionnaire in a University Obstetric Unit

Front Med (Lausanne). 2022 May 18:9:770199. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2022.770199. eCollection 2022.

Abstract

To manage referrals to the pre-anesthetic consultation during the COVID-19 pandemic, a screening questionnaire was created and sent to parturients with anesthetic risk during the pre-anesthetic consultation. This innovative approach enabled the redistribution of medical anesthetic resources in units that were heavily affected by the pandemic.

Keywords: anesthesiology; consultation; obstetrics; preoperative; questionnaire.