The day of the operation or test under anaesthesia
Information about the day and place of the test or surgery
The hospital calls or emails the patient to inform him of the day and place of the procedure.
Admission information and precautions
Depending on the type of procedure, the patient will be admitted on the day of the procedure or the day before.
The patient must remember the following:
- To go to the hospital on an empty stomach on the day of the procedure.
- To follow the healthcare team’s recommendations regarding medications to be taken or stopped before the procedure.
- If anticoagulant medication is being taken, it is very important to inform the anaesthesiologist on the day of the procedure if there has been any change during the previous days.
- Phone the hospital beforehand if suffering from fever.
- To be accompanied in tests carried out under sedation/anaesthesia and during Outpatient Surgery (MOS).
- To bring his DNI or official identification document.
- To wear the identification bracelet given to him for safety reasons, with his name, date of birth and medical record number, while staying in the centre.
Reception at the centre
The patient must go to the location stated on the day of the procedure:
- For Major Outpatient Surgery (MOS) and most non-surgical procedures, the patient is cared for by administrative staff.
- If he has to go to an Ophthalmology room or operating room, the patient will be attended to by a nurse.
- If the operation is in the central surgical unit:
- The patient will be accompanied by a health assistant and received by an anaesthesia nurse.
- The ESTIMTRACK information system for family members and/or companions operates in this unit. It consists of screens at the reception area and a mobile application so the patient's condition is known at all times.
- If the operation or test under anaesthesia is urgent, the patient will be transferred from the Emergency Department or the room where he is admitted.
Arrival at the place where the test under anaesthesia is performed
When the patient arrives for the test, he is cared for by an anaesthesia nurse, an anaesthesiologist and specialist doctors, nurses or technicians from the area where the procedure or test is performed.
Type of anaesthesia
Depending on the surgery or test under anaesthesia, one or a combination of the following types of anaesthesia is performed: