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Programs & Services


Pre-admission Clinic

Assessment and education of patients before their surgery date.

At least one week prior to surgery, this service:

  • checks blood pressure, pulse, and weight
  • arranges any tests surgeon has ordered (e.g. blood tests, urinalysis, x-rays, etc.)
  • gives pre-surgery and discharge instructions
  • answers patient questions
  • offers a teaching video

The visit usually takes 30 to 60 minutes. However, if the patient is having a joint replacement or has to see an internist / anesthetist, it may take between 3 and 4 hours, as the patient may have to wait.

Assessments may be done in person or by phone at the request of the surgeon, when the patient meets criteria for a phone assessment and when the completed admission database comes to PAC with the paperwork.

Contact Details

Queen Elizabeth II Hospital

Location Info
4 North
Address
10409 98 Street
Grande Prairie, Alberta
T8V 2E8
Telephone
780-538-7100
Getting There

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Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:30 am - 4:45 pm

Tuesday
8:30 am - 4:45 pm

Wednesday
8:30 am - 4:45 pm

Thursday
8:30 am - 4:45 pm

Friday
8:30 am - 4:45 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered nurses (RNs)
Eligibility

Patients scheduled for surgery.

Referral Needed

Doctor's referral required.

Service Access

Patients are referred to pre-admission clinic when history, operative booking form and consent are received by the OR booking office.


Fees

There is a fee for the PAC appointment for non-insured services such as tubal reversals, vasectomy reversals, and some procedures to remove extra skin and fat (panniculectomy).


Also Known As
Acronym
PAC
Other
Pre-admission Clinic - 4 North