Ambulatory Procedure and One Day Surgery Units
Len Hurteau, RN, MSN
Ambulatory Procedures (AP-1)
AP-1 is an outpatient setting that serves patients being registered in the hospital for an outpatient procedure. The unit provides a setting for the pre- and post-procedural care the patient will require. Clinical services provided in this area include: interviewing, screening and the work-up of patients, IV therapy, patient teaching, patient teaching, on-going patient assessment and discharge planning.
This is a 23-hour post-procedural unit that cares for both surgical and procedural patients. The unit provides nursing care and treatment for patients that do not need to be admitted to the hospital but need additional medical support prior to leaving the hospital. Patients are generally discharged the following morning.