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Universal Anaesthetic Chart

We're probably never going to get a true Universal Anaesthetic Chart because of differences in standards across countries, but we could have a National Chart in the same way as Wales has had the All Wales Drug Chart for several years.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3477322/

In particular it has been suggested that "The movement of doctors between hospitals within the NHS is now substantial and hospital-based non-medical prescribers are also beginning to move around the UK. This only makes an even stronger case for moving from independently developed prescription charts to a common approach."  http://www.aomrc.org.uk/projects/standards-in-patient-prescription-charts.html

There is a group working on standardising the nomenclature of Anaesthetic Charts for electronic records and compatibility with HL7 (http://www.hl7.org.uk/) and so on.

In the meantime I've been developing something in conjunction with Dr Richard Griffiths of the AAGBI.

Towards a National Ana…