MacMaster RN, with Greg Kelly, MD.
Surgical Services fall into three categories:
Operating Room, Ambulatory Care and Digestive
The OR nurses are an integral part of the
OR team and work closely with the surgeon
and the anesthesiologist to care for the
patient undergoing surgery. Our OR nurses
are excellent at helping to calm nervous
patients, understanding that the OR can
be frightening for some patients.
When your surgery is completed, the anesthesiologist
and the OR nurse will take you to the PACU
(post anesthesia care unit or “recovery
room”) where a PACU nurse will closely
monitor your condition until you are ready
to return to your room.
Ambulatory Care (Day Surgery)
After arrival and check-in with the receptionist,
each patient is escorted to a private room
by one of the nurses. Your nurse will verify
important information with you including
name, date of birth, surgeon and procedure.
Preparation for surgery will take place
in this area with site scrubs and I.V. insertions
being performed by your nurse. The nurse
will also review educational needs and discharge
plans, and answer any questions you or your
family may have.
Digestive Health Center
This suite of rooms is used for performing
colonoscopies and endoscopies. During your
procedure, your nurse remains with you at
all times and closely monitors your vital
signs and your level of sedation.
Twelve of the nurses who work in Surgical
Services hold advanced certifications in
Perioperative (during surgery) Nursing and/or