We have also made a number of changes to improve the flow through the hospital. Visitors will find it easier to remember where they parked and patients will find it easier to go home.
Virtually every inch of the new patient Room has been designed with the needs of our patients in mind. Among our goals were to create a patient room and nursing environment that promote safety, comfort, exceptional outcomes and efficiency..
The recovery room, also called a post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), is a space a patient is taken to after surgery to safely regain consciousness from anesthesia and receive appropriate post-operative care.
The recovery room staff will pay particular attention to the patient's respiration, or breathing, as the patient recovers from anesthesia.
Operating rooms are sterile environments; all personnel wear protective clothing called scrubs. They also wear shoe covers, masks, caps, eye shields, and other coverings to prevent the spread of germs. The operating room is brightly lit and the temperature is very cool; operating rooms are air-conditioned to help prevent infection.
The patient is brought to the operating room on a wheelchair or bed with wheels (called a gurney). The patient is transferred from the gurney to the operating table, which is narrow and has safety straps to keep him or her positioned correctly.