THE Surgical Hospital of Phoenix. Orthopedic Program. PRE-HOSPITALIZATION. Pre-op testing, if your MD orders testing Labs will need to be done within 10 days of surgery CXR EKG Medical and Cardiac clearance may be ordered by your physician depending upon your medical history.
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Shower the morning of surgery.
Do not shave any body parts.
No make-up should be worn morning of surgery.
You can brush your teeth, but do not drink.
We prefer no finger nail polish.
Bring any braces, walkers, or special equipment with you to the hospital.
Hearing aids, dentures and glasses can be worn to the hospital, but bring a case labeled with your name to the hospital.
Comfortable clothing, enclosed heel footwear for getting up with physical therapy and your comfort.
You may want to bring your own Hygiene Products such as toothbrush, comb/brush, deodorant, and feminine products.
Patient parking is on the north side of the hospital.
You will come in the front door and immediately to your right is the admitting desk.
In admitting you will sign in and receive your ID band which you will be asked to verify that the information is correct.
A nurse will come to the admitting area and take you to pre-op.
You will change into a hospital gown at this time.
Vital Signs, Height and Weight will be obtained
Consents will be reviewed and signed.
Your IV will be started.
The surgeon, anesthesiologist, and OR nurse will meet with you prior to surgery.
Two family members at a time will be allowed in the pre-op area.
You will be taken back to the OR on your pre-op bed.
The OR nurse and Anesthesiologist will remain with you throughout surgery.
Average stay in recovery is 1 to 3 hours.
X-rays/labs may be taken while you are in the recovery room.
Nurses in the recovery room will work with you on your pain management.
Visitors will not be allowed in the recovery area due to need to maintain privacy.
If family member needs to leave the hospital, please leave the pre-op nurse your cell phone number or a number in which you can be reached.
Morning blood draw.
Out of bed with Physical Therapy and nursing.
Physical Therapy twice a day.
IV fluids and oxygen may be discontinued.
Diet advance as tolerated and up in chair for meals.
Removal of Foley catheter.
Pain control with oral/IV medications.
Hospitalist consult for medical management.
Case Management will be in to assess discharge needs.
Morning blood draw.
Out of bed with PT or nursing.
PT twice a day.
Drain removed and dressing changed.
Pain control oral medications-Let your nurse know if you are in pain!
Case management to continue with discharge arrangements.
Morning blood draw.
Blood clot prevention: anti-coagulation therapy Teaching.
Pain control with oral medications
Discharge to home, Acute rehab., or Skilled Nursing Facility.
Your discharge is occur when pain is
controlled with oral pain medications
and when it is safe to be discharged.
Patients are seen twice a day.
HOME, with or without home health services.
HOME, with outpatient services.
SKILLED Nursing Facility.
ACUTE inpatient rehabilitation facility (Must qualify).
Depending upon your medical progress, your therapy, and your home situation the appropriate discharge option will be planned for your safety.
A folder will be provide in order to keep your discharge instructions, educational information, PT exercises, and any additional information that might be given.
You will be instructed in self
administration of a “low molecular
weight heparin” prior to discharge
and will typically continue this
medication at home for 10-21
days after surgery.
No flying for 2-4 weeks after surgery.
When riding in a vehicle, you need to stop every ½ hour to get out and walk around.