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General Surgery Prep PACU (Zayed-Bloomberg 3)

43-bed Prep/PACU unit provides care for adult Trauma, Neuro, Eye, Ortho and Ortho-Spine surgery patients and Interventional Radiology/Neuro-radiology patients. Similar to Weinberg, critical care services are provided for patients needing continuous monitoring, ventilators, invasive lines, neuroaxial blocks, and vasoactive IV infusion. ZB3 Prep/PACU provides perianesthesia care for adult surgery and trauma patients in the Zayed 3 operating rooms 24 hours day Monday –Friday and on call staffing for elective and emergency cases on weekends and holidays.

Patient Population
  • Perianesthesia care for adult surgery and trauma patients in the Zayed 3 operating rooms
  • Average length of stay: Same Day Prep = 2 hrs. Post Anesthesia Care Unit = 4 hrs.
Number of Beds
  • 43 Beds
Nurse/Patient Ratio
  • Prep 1:2-3
  • PACU1:1-2
  • Extended Stay/Observation 1:3-4
  • Radiology 1:3-4
  • Combination of 8 and 10 hour shifts; M-F 24 hours, Weekends and holiday: On call system
Skill Mix
  • RN, Clinical Technicians, PACU Support Associates, Clinical Customer Service Coordinator and Clinical customer Service Representatives
  • 8-16 weeks, with designated preceptor
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