Monday, February 1, 2010

Cookeville Hospital Updates Surgery Tracking

Officials at Cookeville Regional Medical Center say family members and visitors waiting on patients in surgery at the hospital will now be able to monitor their loved one’s progress through the phases of surgery. Spokesperson Melahn Finley says when a patient goes to surgery, family members are given a tracking code to follow on a monitor located in the Surgery Waiting Area. With that tracking code, they can see where the patient is at any given time, and the code allows the patient information to be kept private. The family will know when the patient is prepped for surgery, is in the operating room, enters recovery and is transported to a hospital room or ready to be discharged. She says the new system is meant to help take away much of the stress associated with waiting on a loved one in surgery.