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Interventional Radiology Procedures

These are for patients who have either had an evaluation in and need observation services or have received outpatient procedures and require additional observation



Inclusion Criteria

  • Agreement from INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGIST that procedure will be performed in a timely fashion (within 24 hours)
  • Patient receives outpatient procedure by IR and has unexpected course in recovery and is in need of additional observation services

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients cannot merely be sent from PACU. They must have documented need for additional observation services if they have just received a procedure.
  • Unstable vital signs
  • Inability to verify communication

Potential Interventions

  • Provide monitoring in anticipation of procedure
  • Provide supportive therapy

Discharge Criteria

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    • proedure completed to satisfaction of IR consultant

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    • complication requiring additional surgical procedure



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