Preparing for Your Surgery
The pre-admission testing staff is here to provide and collect valuable information about each patient undergoing a surgical procedure. The staff initiates the patient charts by completing a pre-anesthesia evaluation of incoming patients via a telephone conversation. At that time, the staff will also provide pre-operative education to the patients. Information such as laboratory values, radiology reports, electrocardiograms, consults and history, and physical exams are obtained and shared with the Anesthesia Department for review.
Fauquier Health's pre-admission testing unit coordinates with the Physical Therapy department to conduct an informative, interactive class here at the hospital for patients preparing for a total joint replacement.
The Day of Surgery
- Prep and Holding. The Surgical Services Preparation and Holding unit reviews all charts prior to the patient’s arrival to Fauquier Health's Surgical Services department. Patients are then reassessed and prepared for surgery.
- The Operating Suite. The Operating Room typically consists of various team members from surgeons, registered nurses, first assists and surgical techs alongside anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists and more. The team members work together to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the individual care given to the patients.
The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and Outpatient Recovery (OPR) are where the recoveries occur for the surgical patient. Here the patient receives immediate post-anesthesia care until discharged home or admission to an inpatient unit within the hospital. Pediatric, adult and geriatric populations receive highly skilled nursing care which includes constant monitoring of cardio-pulmonary function, level of consciousness, pain level, and surgical site assessment.