ABOUT ARMY MEDICINE
Pre-Admissions Clinic, Same Day Surgery,
& Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Department of Surgery
Bldg. 7500, Post Anesthesia Care
Unit/Same Day Surgery/Pre-Admissions
Second Floor, Room 2700/2740
1650 Cochrane Circle
Fort Carson, CO 80913
Monday-Friday 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected
(719) 526-7135.(Same Day Surgery)
The PACU/SDS/PADM Clinic area is located
on the second floor, northeast corner of
the main Hospital, Building 7500.
Patients should park in the general
parking lot west the main hospital
entrance. Once through the main entrance
patient can take the elevators to the
left or the spiral staircase to the
right and follow the signs to Same Day
-The Pre-admissions Clinic schedules and
screens patients of all ages for planned
and emergent surgeries. Appointments can
be as soon as the day prior or weeks out
from the planned day of surgery.
-The Same Day Surgery section includes
the Pre-Operative area where patients
are prepped for surgery and the
Post-Operative, phase II, recovery area.
Patients are provided private rooms to
finish the recovery process and prepare
-The Post Anesthesia Care Unit(PACU)
provides patients with one-to-one
nursing care immediately after surgery
during the first phase of recovery.
Nursing emphasis is on pain and nausea
control to provide for a comfortable
recovery all patients regardless of the
type of procedure. Patients will be
transferred to phase II discharge or to
the inpatient ward once certain criteria
has been met.
• Pre-Operative Screening to include
Lab, Vital Signs, and Informed Consent
• Anesthesia and Nursing Consults prior
• Pre-Operative nursing Preparation
• Immediate nursing care provided after
• Same Day Surgery Discharge
• Detailed Discharge instructions with
post-op day one nursing follow-up
Who can be seen here?
Active Duty Military, Retirees, Tricare
Prime, and Tricare Plus. Patients of all
• Same day Pre-Operative screening for
emergent surgical cases
Commonly asked Questions and
• Will I be able to be at the
bedside with my loved one? Yes,
Once a patient has been prepped for
surgery, family members will be able to
sit with their loved one until the
patient is taken to the operating room.
Once the patient is out of the operating
room, a nurse will come meet you and
take you back to the recovery room to be
with your loved one again.
• What should I bring with me on the
day I have surgery? Wear
comfortable clothes and bring you ID
card. All valuable items(i.e. Debit
cards, jewelry, sentimental items,
electronics) should be left at home or
left with your family member/care-taker.
this video to help inform and educate
you about the surgical process.
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