AGS for Healthcare Providers

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  • An Introduction to AGS for Physicians
  • AGS for Primary Care Physicians by Scott Commins, MD, PhD
  • Special Topics for Physicians
  • Medications
  • Both administered in office and prescribed
  • Resources available for patients
  • Resources available for nurses and doctors
  • Topicals
  • Ingredients to watch out for
  • Alternatives to commonly used topicals
  • Bandages, tapes, etc.
  • Ingredients to watch for
  • Alternatives to commonly used bandages, etc.
  • Charting
  • The importance of charting correctly
  • Coding
  • Pre-surgical notes necessary (the referring clinic’s job to ensure surgical facility is well-informed of AG and its implications)
  • AGS for Outpatient Surgical Units and Hospitals
  • Pre-surgical intake
  • The importance of charting correctly
  • Coding
  • Alerts for anesthesiology, pharmacy, dietary manager, nursing administrator, surgical unit (pre-op and post-op)
  • Pre-op charting
  • Patient’s responsibility to make sure AG is correctly notated and alerts have been sent
  • Nursing staff responsibility to ensure AG compliance throughout stay
  • Nursing staff checklist (regarding the following):
  • Medications
  • Both administered in hospital/clinic and prescribed
  • Resources available for patients
  • Resources available for nurses, doctors, techs, kitchen, anesthesiology, etc.
  • Topicals
  • Ingredients to watch out for
  • Alternatives to commonly used topicals
  • Bandages, tapes, etc.
  • Ingredients to watch for
  • Alternatives to commonly used bandages, etc.
  • Anesthesia
  • Implications/resources for anesthesiology
  • Who/where to call if you have questions
  • Pharmacy
  • Communication in advance
  • Resources available for pharmacists, nurses, and doctors
  • Proper notation throughout stay (sign off on all meds)
  • Who/where to call if you have questions
  • Post-op
  • Proper notation on file for medications, topicals, bandages, etc.
  • Allowing family member/advocate to be with patient following procedure until conscious (to monitor and make decisions they are not able to make)
  • Dietary restrictions/kitchen communication
  • Educational resources available to kitchen staff prior to visit
  • Checklist be made available (including ingredients, condiments, cooking oils, shared utensils and pans, etc.)
  • Olfactory implications – fume reactions
  • Educational materials regarding fumes (from foods, chemicals, etc.)
  • Not only relevant in regards to foods
  • AGS for Anesthesiologists
  • AGS for Allergists by Scott Commins, MD PhD
  • AGS for Pediatricians
  • AGS for Dermatologists
  • AGS for Gastroenterologists
  • AGS for Cardiothoracic Surgeons by Mehmet Oz, MD
  • AGS for First Responders
  • AGS for Dentists
  • AGS for Pharmacists
  • Resources for Physicians
  • Implications for Pharmacists document
  • Medication ”No-No” list (to include medications, medication ingredients, fillers, etc.)
  • List of safe alternatives to some typical medications, topicals, bandages, etc.
  • Pre-surgical checklist for patients (what to watch for, what and how to communicate)
  • Pre-surgical “contract” for doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, clinics, surgical units, hospitals (sign-off list for all departments involved in your care that they understand the implications and restrictions); to include pre-approval list of medications, topicals, meals, etc.
  • Spotting reactions: what to watch for before, during, and after surgery / procedures
  • How to respond to reactions during care / procedures
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