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Hospitalization in Surgery

Pre-admission in hospitalization

Once your hospitalization has been planned by the surgeon, you must go through the registration formalities. To do this, you will need to go to the pre-admission office. This is where an administrative receptionist takes note of your date of entry to the clinic and she is also responsible for preparing your pre-admission file.

Documents to provide

During the preparation of your pre-admission file and in order to take charge of your hospitalization, a set of administrative documents is required including:

  • Your identity card or passport or family booklet
  • Your updated CNAM booklet and any document proving your social security cover (certificate or other), if it is the case
  • Your mutual card if you are affiliated to a mutual
  • Your declaration of accident at work or occupational disease established by your employer (in the event of an accident at work)

Admission to hospitalization

Once admitted to hospital, present yourself, at the time of your appointment already specified, to the admissions office where you will take a ticket to the terminal. When your admission file is prepared, an identification bracelet is placed on your wrist, allowing to verify your identity throughout the period of your hospitalization.

However, in an emergency, these procedures may be performed with you, installed on your bed, or with your companion at the admissions office.

Documents to bring

Upon admission to hospitalization, you are invited to bring:

  • The card showing your blood type
  • Your radiological file
  • Your medical record
  • Your most recent lab test results
  • Your results of cardiology exams
  • Prescription of your current treatments, if you have them

Vos affaires personnelles

In addition to your administrative and medical documents, do not forget to bring:

  • A night outfit
  • An indoor outfit and slippers
  • Toiletry kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, hairbrush, toilet water, bath towels, soap, etc.).

Personal treatment

If you are taking a treatment for a condition other than the one that caused your hospitalization, it is imperative to inform your surgeon about the prescription of your treatment.

End of hospitalization

At the end of the hospitalization, certain instructions must be respected before going home:

  • Accompaniment by a relative to home
  • Do not drive before a minimum of 24 hours (car, moped, bike)
  • Rest and take the treatments and diets indicated by the surgeon or anesthesiologist (e prescription will be delivered).
  • Be accompanied by a third person during the 12 hours following the anesthesia

Do not hesitate to call the Errachid Polyclinic in case of any problem such as persistent pain, symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, bleeding, etc.

Hospitalization in Outpatient Surgery

Admission to outpatient surgery

Once the outpatient procedure proposed by your surgeon and your surgery appointment is set, the tour will come for an appointment of a required pre-anesthetic consultation. This consultation allows to better inform your health status, in order to choose the type of anesthesia best suited to the planned procedure.

You will also have to complete the pre-admission formalities to prepare your stay. Do not hesitate to ask your questions to your anesthetist doctor.

The day of the intervention :

The day of the intervention, please present yourself at the administrative reception at the appointed time, accompanied by the necessary papers for your hospitalization.

  • Your identity card/passport
  • Your CNAM booklet
  • Your mutual card if you are affiliated to a mutual
  • Your prescription and/or letter of admission

In case of an impediment, please let us know in order to shorten waiting times for the benefit of other patients. Once your pre-admission file has been established, your admission will be facilitated.

It is, of course, recommended to bring your most recent medical documents ie X-rays images, results of medical examinations, prescriptions for treatment(s) in progress, etc

Stay in outpatient Surgery

The nurse is responsible for updating your care record and preparing you for the intervention. Do not hesitate to tell him/her your wearing of dental/auditory equipment or contact lenses, if it is the case.

The intervention

The staff of the sector assures your accompaniment to the operating room, will inform and reassure you if necessary. During the surgical procedure, you will settle in a position as comfortable and relaxing as possible, under close supervision.

After the intervention

At the end of the procedure, it is the turn of the staff in the post-intervention monitoring room to take care of you, where you benefit of a regular control from your anesthesiologist. The time you spend in this room is the time required for an immediate postoperative monitoring.

Then you will be moved to your room where you will be accompanied by outpatient nurses who will ensure continuity of care until you leave. According to the advice of your doctor, you will be served a snack after examination or intervention.

We remind you that, in the case of intervention in outpatient surgery, it is imperative to be accompanied by one of your relatives.

End of outpatient surgery

The time of your exit is decided in agreement between your practitioner and your anesthesiologist. As for the exit, it is essential to be accompanied by one of your relatives.

In case of general anesthesia, some obligations must be respected:

  • No driving until the day after the intervention
  • Accompanying by one of your relatives at your home until the day after the intervention.
  • Have a phone at your home.
  • You will be able to go out when you have recovered your physical and/or intellectual abilities; Otherwise, it is possible to consider hospitalization for the night.

Before leaving the service, the nurse will give you all your medical documents. The medical prescriptions and our contact number will be communicated by the practitioner or the nurse to contact us if necessary.

The day after your intervention, the nurse of the service will call you to ensure the smooth running of the intervention consequences and allow you to freely ask your questions.