Surgery Pre-Admission Testing
Pre-Admission Testing is a unique process that is dedicated to meeting the concerns of our pre-operative patients and their families. A visit to PAT gives each patient having a procedure at Henry County Medical Center, the opportunity to incorporate all registration, testing, health history reviews and teaching into one visit.
Appointments are scheduled for the patient’s convenience. Your physician will assist in getting this appointment for you.
Services provided by the Pre-Admission Testing Center may include:
- Blood Testing
- EKG studies
- Health history screening
- Medication review and screening (performed if necessary)
- Peri-Operative teaching by a registered nurse
- Anesthesia screening
- Discharge planning
- Coordination of specific ancillary services on an individual basis
If possible, studies should be done at least 3 business days before admission so we can analyze the results.Plan to spend between 30 to 90 minutes depending on the complexity of your case and number of services needed.
In some instances, phone interviews are used for those not required to come into the facility for their Pre-Admission Testing. Calls are made by PAT staff to patients within a few days of scheduled surgery. Calls include health screening and peri-operative teaching. You will still be required to sign registration paperwork on the day of your surgery or procedure.
The majority of PAT testing is done at the HCMC Diagnostic Center but can also able to be done at HCMC. Your physician will instruct you which site to report to for your scheduled appointment.