Hospitalization

WHAT SHOULD I DO ?

BEFORE D-DAY

  • I see the surgeon and we set a date for surgery
  • I set a consultation date with the anesthesiologist
  • The same day, I make my preadmission with my ID, my cards of medical insurance (carte Vitale + supplementary insurance), I bring methods of payment.
  • I carry out the optional examinations as prescribed : X-rays, blood test, electrocardiogram...
  • I organize my return, by arranging a person to escort me or by booking a medical transfer if necessary
  • I apply for a place in a Respite Care and Rehabilitation Center if prescribed by my surgeon
  • I get in advance the anti-pain medication prescribed by the anesthesiologist during his consultation, and a cold gel
  • I read the hygiene instructions to be observed before the hospitalization (click here)

THE DAY BEFORE MY ARRIVAL

  • I proceed to my waxing, with depilatory cream or hair clipper, according to the recommendations of the surgeon.
  • I remove all nail polish, false nails, jewelry and piercing.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING ?

My administrative documents

  • My cards of medical insurance (Carte Vitale and supplementary insurance)
  • My ID and methods of payment of payment
  • Documents indicated by the secretary of Pre-Admissions Secretary (designation of a trusted person, etc.)
  • Minor patients : care authorization signed by both parents
  • Protected Major : the care authorization to be signed by the tutor

My medical documents

  • The prescription of my personal treatment and my medicines in the original packages
  • Radiological examinations
  • Biological and cardiological examinations if necessary

I do not forget :

  • A comfortable and clean fit
  • A toilet kit including towel and washcloth

THE DAY OF MY ARRIVAL

  • I do not carry any object of value
  • According to the instructions of the anesthetist, I take my usual treatment
  • I respect the time of admission given

MY ARRIVAL IN THE CLINIC

  • At the scheduled time, I go to the registration desk (ground floor)
  • The secretary validates my admission and tells me my room number
  • Arrived in the room I unpack my luggage and I wait for the nurse
  • The nurse questions me while filling in my file and then informs me about the organization of my stay, including the time of my intervention, when and how I can get up, the physiotherapist’s intervention and the expected duration of my stay
  • In the evening, I am allowed to eat a normal meal unless contraindicated by the anesthetist, I stop drinking and eat 6 hours before the surgery
  • I take a shower, including hair, with Betadine Scrub (red bottle) provided by the clinic before going to bed

THE DAY OF MY INTERVENTION

  • The nurse wakes me up and asks me to take a shower, including hair, with the Betadine Scrub
  • I wear the specific outfit for the operating room
  • I remove my dentures, hearing aids, glasses, lenses and store them in a safe place

Direction : The Operating room

  • The stretcher-bearer takes me to the operating room
  • I am taken care of by the healthcare team
  • After the procedure, I go to the recovery room for post-intervention monitoring and pain management
  • The stretcher brings me back to my room

RETURN TO MY ROOM

  • I am taken in charge by the nurse in the department
  • I take a light meal (if operated in the morning)
  • I get up with the physiotherapist and if my intervention allows it
  • The surgeon comes to see me
  • In the evening, during the meal, the nurse gives me my medication, including a treatment for pain and my personal treatment if the anesthetist has not suspended it

BEFORE LEAVING THE CLINIC

The surgeon’s nurse gives me :

  • Prescriptions for postoperative care
  • The hospitalization report
  • The letter for my doctor
  • An appointment for postoperative consultation
  • A work stoppage (if necessary)

The nurse gives me :

  • The exit bulletin with a call number in case of emergency or problem.

Before leaving the service, I complete the satisfaction questionnaire posted on the TV set.

The secretary of admissions gives me :

  • A situation bulletin and the traceability sheet of the implants
  • The receipt of paid invoice (if all fees have been paid)

Someone must come and pick me up at my home or I have booked a medical transfer to a Respite Care and Rehabilitation Center

  • I make an appointment if necessary with a nurse for postoperative care (dressing, injection of anticoagulant ...)
  • I keep my dressing dry to avoid any risk of infection
  • I get rest and respect the postoperative instructions