The departments at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix that make up our Surgical Care Area include the pre-op holding unit, the operating rooms, the post-anesthesia care unit and the sterile processing unit:
- Pre-op Holding: Patients will be escorted to this area after reporting to admitting.
- Operating Room: The Surgery department at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix has 17 operating rooms in a unique surgery-in-the-round design to accommodate a comprehensive and highly complex range of surgical procedures. Leading-edge technology for both general and highly specialized surgeries is routinely available throughout the various operating rooms.
- Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU): Patients recover in this area. All caregivers are trained in adult and pediatric advanced life support, as well as cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Nursing personnel work in collaboration with physicians and other health care providers to ensure a successful recovery period and safe transfer to an inpatient unit.
- Sterile Processing Department (SPD): The sterile processing department is a little-known hospital entity. These sterilization professionals are dedicated to ensuring that all of the instruments, equipment and supplies utilized in the operating room are completely germ-free and sterile for all surgeries performed.