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Preparing for a surgery or other surgical procedure can feel overwhelming for a patient. That’s why our supportive, friendly staff of registered nurses in the Pre-Admission Testing Department at Atrium Medical Center strives to make this process as seamless and stress-free as possible.
Preparing for a Positive Outcome
Before a patient can undergo a scheduled surgery, inpatient or outpatient, or a procedure such as an endoscopy or cardiac catheterization, the surgeon needs to know that the patient is healthy enough and fully-prepared for the procedure. In addition, patients and their families often have many questions and concerns. Tending to these things before surgery not only makes the process go more smoothly, it also offers the patient greater peace of mind.
The registered nurses in the Pre-Admission Testing Department at Atrium Medical Center do many things to help patients prepare for surgery:
- They ensure that the patient is in the best health possible and doesn’t have any infections or other medical issues that could complicate the surgery.
- They run any necessary tests, such as EKGs, blood work, or other lab tests.
- They obtain all clearances from specialists.
- They give pre-surgery instructions to patients, including food and drink concerns, and what medications to take or to avoid on the day of surgery.
- They answer all logistics questions from patients and their families.
At Atrium Medical Center, our Pre-Admission Testing Department is situated right in the Outpatient Diagnostic area of our lab, meaning that pre-surgery patients only have to go to one place for everything they need — the entire process easier, faster, and more convenient.
Taking the Stress Out of Surgery
At Atrium Medical Center, we strive to make the experience as anxiety-free as possible for patients and families. From our waiting area to our surgical areas, we’re patient-focused and family-friendly, providing comfort and features that people appreciate.
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Content Updated: December 4, 2014
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