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					Admission Outpatient Surgery               Policy #


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                                           Reviewed Date:


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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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