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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.
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.
The baby friendly concept is designed to enhance the newborn health and to ease the postpartum period which is an important transitory phase in the parenting process. This concept has three major components:
1 • Skin to skin contact
Your baby should be placed directly on your chest after delivery and remain there until the first feeding is accomplished. This helps support a healthy transition from the intra uterin to the extra uterin life of your baby. The more contact mom and baby have in the first few hours and days, the better for both of them!
2 • Exclusive breastfeeding
Nurse your baby within the first hour after birth. If you have a Caesarean section, breastfeed as soon as you are able (try not exceeding 2 hours post delivery). The first milk, called colostrums, is thick and yellow and is produced in small amounts. It is all your baby needs for a healthy start. If you nurse early and often, you will have adequate milk.
3 • Rooming-in
EYELID CHANGES AND TREATMENT
LASER VAGINAL REJUVENATION
LVR is the modification of a gynaecological surgical procedure used for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Our laser techniques result in gentle precision procedures with controlled accuracy that result in relatively bloodless surgery. For most patients, these techniques result in rapid healing and resumption of daily activities in a short period of time. LVR will effectively enhance vaginal muscle tone, strength, and control. It will also effectively decrease the internal and external vaginal diameters (tighten the vagina) as well as build up and strengthen the perineal body. In vaginal relaxation, the muscles are relaxed and have poor tone, strength, and control. The internal and external diameters increase. The muscles of the perineum are weak and poorly supported. Under these circumstances, the vagina is no longer at its optimum physiological state. As a result, the sensual side of sexual gratification is diminished.
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.