January 19, 2009
What is Perioperative Services?
West Haldimand General Hospital provides peri-operative services for inpatients and same day surgical patients (outpatients).
The multi-disciplinary surgical team functions within a complex, fast-paced environment. The nursing team is comprised of graduates of a peri-operative course and demonstrate knowledge and skill in caring for the surgical patient during the immediate pre-operative, intra-operative and immediate post-operative periods of the surgical experience. Post Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU) nurses demonstrate knowledge of post anesthesia assessment and management of both adult and pediatric patients including airway management, neuro assessment, pain management and cardiac monitoring.
Who does it serve?
The West Haldimand General Operating Room provides care to a high volume of acute adult surgical patients. The focus of the WHGH OR is general surgery and gynaeclogical surgery. The multi-disciplinary surgical team functions within a complex, fast-paced environment.
The West Haldimand General PACU provides care to a high volume of acute adult surgical patients. Same day surgery patients are cared for in the PACU.