Admission Outpatient Surgery Policy # Effective: Reviewed Date: Revised Date: 1. POLICY: Patients will be admitted to the facility via established procedure in the Registration Department. 2. PURPOSE: 2.1 The purpose of the facility is to provide efficient and professional care to all patients and family members. 2.1.1 A quiet, supportive atmosphere will be maintained. 2.1.2 Family members or significant others may remain with the patient while in the unit (both pre and post-operatively, whenever possible). 2.1.3 The unit is to be kept organized and free of clutter at all times. 2.2 Care of the Patient Belongings: 2.2.1 Policy and Procedure pre-operative nursing care. 2.2.2 Upon discharge of the patient, return all belonging and document to this effect in the patient’s record. 3. PROCEDURE: 3.1 Preadmission phone call. 3.1.1 After the patient has been scheduled for surgery, a nurse will contact the patient via the phone 1 day prior to the surgery/procedure date. 3.2 The scheduling physician’s office will send over the pre-operative Paper work: 3.2.1 History and Physical. 3.2.2 Pre-operative orders.
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