Pre-Admission Testing (PAT)
Patients will have a visit with an RN either face to face or by telephone to obtain any pertinent health history.
Patients with known complicated health history or scheduled for major surgery will have a face to face interview with a nurse. The Pre-Admission Testing RN will give you instructions to follow the day of surgery which will include arrival time, driving, eating, medication instructions and anticipated discharge status. Your testing, blood work, EKG’s etc., will be completed the same day.
Telephone interviewed patients, will be scheduled for an appointment to complete EKG’s, urinalysis, and blood work which are conveniently completed in our department. Radiology tests will be completed in the radiology department. Radiology tests will be completed in the radiology department. You may call 618-391-6652618-391-6652
to schedule you testing appointment.
All testing will be reviewed by the Pre-Admission Testing RN Liaison. Her role is to communicate the testing and health history results to the Anesthesiologist and t assure your health information and is completed and ready for the day of surgery.