Reply To: Outpatient Procedures

  • Kimberly Duback

    Member
    July 12, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    ​If your procedures are performed IN CLINIC:
    1.  Who staffs the pre/intra/post OP portion?  clinic staff or PACU staff?

    Clinic Staff

    2.  Do you offer procedures every day?

    4 days a week

    3.  What time of day do you start procedures?

    9am

    4.  Are your patients seen/examined on SAME day or day prior?

    Same Day

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    Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Advanced Practice Nurse
    Advocate Children’s Hospital
    Illinois
    United States of America
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-12-2018 12:27 PM
    From: Dawn Mannon
    Subject: Outpatient Procedures

    ​Hi.  I’ve looked back through the library to see if I can find some info but much of what I found is several years old.

    Where are your OP procedures performed?  Separate PACU/Sedation area OR In Clinic?

    If your procedures are performed IN CLINIC:
    1.  Who staffs the pre/intra/post OP portion?  clinic staff or PACU staff?
    2.  Do you offer procedures every day?
    3.  What time of day do you start procedures?
    4.  Are your patients seen/examined on SAME day or day prior?

    We have a new clinic with 2 treatment/procedure rooms and can administer general anesthesia.   I am curious to see how other OP clinics are providing/staffing/organizing their procedures.

    Currently–we are sending patients to PACU, M,W,F.  “batching” out patients this way makes for incredibly busy days on M,W,F and then slower days T/Th.

    thanks for any info you can provide.

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    Dawn Mannon, MSN, RN
    Clinical Manager
    Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
    Phoenix Children’s Hospital
    Phoenix, AZ
    USA
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