I wondered if this happens at your hospital. Almost daily, sometimes several times a day we (the PACU) have the responsibility of calling the floors for a pre-op inpatient who we hold in a "pre-op" bay. Well, I cannot tell you how many patients come down who have REALLY out of whack lab values (INR of 2.2, HB of 5.5 etc..) which NO one knows about. Then the aneshtesiologist screams "Cancelled" and they usually blame the floor nurse. It is ALWAYS the floors fault according to the docs and the OR nurses. Well, sometimes it IS their oversight, but I hold the surgeons and primary doc culpable for SOME of it. C'mon, the pts been in house for what, 5 days and no one has been checking the labs? This puts us in a situation of sending the poor patient back to the roo, and they have been NPO, and they are upset that surg is CX.The other thing that happens is when surgeons don't weite orders for a consent, no one knows, but the surgery is on the schedule. Is there a person in your hospital that follows these things? We do call the night before when possible, to let the floor know about what time we will call for pt etc, but this is not our job nor does it seem to help!anybody?