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Hospitalization

When will the operation be performed?

The operation is usually performed on the same day as your hospitalization. In this case, you must arrive with an empty stomach. Stop eating and drinking six hours before the procedure.

Hospital stays last an average of five days.

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If you take some medications, this may require hospitalization the day before or a few days before surgery.

Easing the pain

Whether caused by an illness or operation, pain can cause significant suffering, both physical and psychological. Since 2003, the HUG has been pursuing an institutional program aimed at improving the assessment, treatment and monitoring of pain. Pain caused by treatment is a key focus.

Heart attacks: acting without delay

Time also plays a vital role in the management of myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack. The faster treatment is given, the better the prognosis. To accelerate medical procedures and save lives, the HUG has set up a pre-hospital alarm system or STEMI (STElevation Myocardial Infarction) alarm in 2006, which speeds up the patient's care and allows direct access to the cath lab, without going through the ER.

Your admission

Votre accueil aux urgences adultesHow does your treatment start ?

When you arrive in adult emergencies, either independently or by ambulance, you will be received by a specialist nurse. They will quickly assess your health condition based on your symptoms and indicators such as blood pressure, pulse and temperature. They will then determine the level of urgency and direct you to the most appropriate care sector.

Start of your treatment

The acute care sector

This sector is for patients with emergency levels of 1, 2 or 3 who potentially require hospitalization. If your condition is categorized as urgency level 1, your treatment will commence immediately in order to stabilize your vital functions. Otherwise, your admission will follow a two-step process.

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