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Stay healthy by staying informed!
At Clemenceau Medical Center we strive to keep people healthy and improve their quality of life. Here you will find important and useful information to help you become a more informed patient about the medical care you receive before, during and following medical or surgical procedures..
We believe every patient should benefit from knowing beforehand what to expect and be actively involved in his own care. This section complements the health education you are receiving from your health care providers. Your physician should always be your primary resource for health education. Information at the Patient Education should not be construed as personal medical advice.
For information not found on these pages submit your request. Please clearly state your name, address and the specific type of health information you are looking to find.
On the day you arrive at CMC, you will be greeted by an Admission and Registration officer.
Please bring with you:
. Your blue card (if you were issued one on a prior visit)
. Personal identification card
. Admission slip filled by the admitting physician
. Insurance card or prior authorization form from the guarantor for non self payers
. Signed consent form (patient authorization for a service or procedure)
. Living will or durable power of attorney for healthcare (optional)
The admitting officer will issue you an identification bracelet with your name and CMC history number. Please do not take the bracelet off until you have been discharged from the hospital.
Why should you practice hand hygiene?
• Infections you get in the hospital can be life-threatening and hard to treat.
• All patients are at risk for hospital infections.
• You can take action by asking both your healthcare providerS and visitors to wash their hands.
YOUR PAIN MATTERS
At Clemenceau Medical Center, we care about thei quality of our patient's life. Since pain can impact your life and your beloved ones, it is very important to talk to your doctor about your pain. As a patient, it is your right to have a life free of pain.
There are two kinds of pain:
1- Acute pain, such as that associated with accidents and surgery.
2- Chronic pain that lasts for more than 3 to 6 months. It can be the result from untreated acute pain.
The management of any type of pain needs to be individualized, and is best done in consultation with one’s health care provider.
ANESTHESIOLOGY AND PAIN MANAGEMENT
Anesthesia Pre-Operative Instructions Before any surgery you have to follow the below instructions:
-Have a light dinner on the evening before surgery.
-Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery
-Stop alcohol 24 hrs before surgery
-Bathe or shower thoroughly the night before or the morning of surgery.
-Remove contact lenses, nail polish and artificial dentures the morning of surgery.
-Do not apply any make-up, hairspray or other grooming products to your skin or hair.
-Leave valuables and Jewelry at home.
INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (ICU) VISITATION GUIDELINES
PET SCAN PATIENT PREPARATION
Positron emission tomography (PET) uses small amounts of radioactive materials called radiotracers, a special camera and a computer to help evaluate your organ and tissue functions. By identifying body changes at the cellular level, PET may detect the early onset of disease before it is evident on other imaging tests.