My Pre-Admission Visit
Some surgical patients are referred to the Pre-Admission Clinic (PAC) prior to surgery to help them prepare for the procedure. Patients are provided with information about their upcoming procedure, what to expect and what to prepare for on the day of surgery.
These interviews can be conducted within the clinic or via phone. The visit/interview usually begins with a nursing assessment. The nurse interviews each patient to gather information necessary for the day of surgery. Any required preoperative testing such as blood work, urine tests, X-rays, electrocardiograms will be co-ordinated during the visit.
The nurse will provide detailed instructions on time of arrival for the surgery and location, details about medications and instructions for the night before surgery.
The patient may be referred to an anesthesiologist and other medical services such as blood conservation nurse or ostomy nurse.
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