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Peri-Operative Nursing

The Concentrated Care Center Surgical Suite is comprised of an 8-room Pre-Surgical Holding area, 13 operating rooms, and a 16-bed Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). A Preadmission Testing Unit that supports these suites is located in Suite 101 at 550 Harrison.

Operating Room

The Operating Room Suite features a specialty-team model approach to deliver quality patient care. Services represented include: Orthopedic, Neurosurgery, ENT, Cardiopulmonary, GU, GYN, General Surgery, Transplant, Trauma and Burns. Specialty teams work with leading-edge technology including stereotactic radiosurgery, laparoscopy, and robotics.

The Operating Room supports the hospital's Level-One Trauma Center designation by providing expert patient care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It serves as the only surgical site in the CNY area for pediatric open-heart procedures, kidney transplant surgery, trauma and severe burn treatment.

Pre-Surgical Holding Area

This 8-room pre-op unit admits and prepares all surgical patients and their families for surgical and/or procedures that require anesthesia.

Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU):

This 16-bed unit is specialized in the recovery of patients undergoing general or regional anesthesia for both surgical and non-surgical procedures. The PACU staff work in a critical care environment in collaboration with the Surgical and Anesthesia faculty and residents.

Teaching Sites for Area Nursing Schools

The OR and PACU serve as clinical teaching sites for a number of affiliated Schools of Nursing in CNY. The Operating Room is affiliated with Onondaga Community College for surgical technology training. Additionally, it is a clinical site for student Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA), and an affiliation with the Upstate Medical University College of Nursing for Registered Nurse First Assistants (RNFA) is planned.