Description: This is an article mainly about the kaiser permanente login, which shows you the whole procedure of the surgical experience at the Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center. It includes the registration, preoperative care, operating and recovery.
I’m Dr. Judith Park. I’m a surgeon and the physician-in-chief. It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center. As the physician in chief, I’m responsible for the medical care delivered in this hospital,
In our state-of-the-art facility we perform over 6,000 surgical procedures per year, it’s our goal to make certain that each of our surgical patients and their loved ones feel comfortable, informed and well taken care of. I will give you an overview of what you can expect with most surgical experiences.
My name is Jose Doran Mendoza and I’m a Kaiser Permanente member, I’ve had surgery here before, let me provide you with a few tips, wear loose-fitting clothing, be valuables at home and please follow the eating and drinking guidelines you were given so that your surgery can proceed as planned.
When you arrive at the hospital, you’ll find that there is a free parking garage attached to the Medical Center, after you park, come in through the main entrance, you’ll walk past the front desk to the hospital elevator Bay on the left, from there take the elevators to the second floor, this is where you’ll check in.
Please arrive for surgery at the time you were given so that your care team can adequately prepare you for surgery without delay, when you get to the second floor, you’ll need to register, it should take a few minutes and involves filling out some paperwork. You’ll need your kaiser permanente card and a photo ID.
My name is Mia Pannell and I’m a registered nurse in preoperative care, this is the area where you’ll get ready for your surgery, we will call you from the waiting area and bring you back to pre-op.
That means that family and friends will stay in the waiting room, but don’t worry, you have another chance to see them before surgery, the first step is having you change into a hospital gown, this is also a great chance to use the restroom.
Next is for us to do a private history with you, we’ll do some routine care including taking your vital signs and getting your weight, then we’ll get your IV started and draw any necessary labs, next you get any medications that your surgical team has ordered.
At this point family members and friends can join you if you’d like, if you didn’t lock your valuables at registration, we’ll do that for you now, unless you want your family or friends to hold on to them for you.
The last thing you do in pre-op is to meet your surgical team who’ll be caring for you, your surgeon, anesthesiologist,our nurse anesthetist and your owners will go over the surgical plan and give you an opportunity to ask questions or clarify issues.
Throughout the pre surgery process you expect to be xed multiple times your name, your Kaiser Permanente number, your data birth and what procedure you’re here for, this is an important safety check for you and for us.
My name is Jamila Churchill and I’m one of the anesthesia providers at Richmond Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, after pre-op you’ll be taken back to the operating room where your surgical team will be waiting for you.
They’ll be wearing caps of mass to keep your ORS wheat sterile, it’s normal for the room to fill coat, this helps with sterility, you’ll be assisted on to the OR table where you’ll be attached to heart and lung monitors and stockings that squeeze your legs.
These help with circulation, the team will review the consent with you and with each other, when detroy procedure is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy no cider side marking necessary, I’m Brigitta I’ll be destroyed later sequential stockings are on and activated, I’m Kayla I’m going to be your scrub site today.
I’m Jameelah from anesthesia, our plan will be a general endotracheal anaesthetic, this is done as a final safety check and sex expectations for the surgical team, once we are all in agreement, the next step is to get you safely off to sleep.
Family and friends can follow your progress on the surgery board in the waiting area, we’ll give them a color-coded chart, so they’ll know how to read the information, when the surgery is finished, your surgeon will call your family or friends or will talk to them in the waiting area to give them an update.
To learn more about the OR, you can experience our virtual reality video by clicking on the link on our website, it gives you a bird’s eye view of what happens in the operating room as your OR team prepares for your procedure.
My name is Gabriela Valle Ramirez, I’m a registered nurse specializing in patient recovery after anesthesia, after surgery you will be brought into the recovery area, as you wake up, up closely monitor your vital signs and pain level.
It is our goal to keep your pain at a comfortable level while obtaining your safety, on average most patients spend about an hour to an hour and a half in recovery, when you’re ready to go home, I’ll give you in your designated caretaker your discharge instructions.
If you’re staying the night with us, you will be transferred to your hospital room from here, you might be forgetful in recovery, so key information will be communicated a few times to you and to any family members or caregivers who are there with you.
We hope this article has helped you to feel prepared and reassured about your upcoming surgical procedure, if you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to ask any member of our staff or give us a call.
At the Kaiser Permanente Richmond medical center, we’re working together to make your surgical experience with us a positive one, we’re all looking forward to taking excellent care of you, so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy and thrive. Thank you for reading.