Hospital São Lucas Copacabana is a reference in performing surgeries in Rio de Janeiro, with about 750 procedures performed per month – 40% of which being major surgeries. For this reason, the hospital has a highly trained and modern Surgical Center with twelve operating rooms, including exclusive rooms for elective surgeries and procedures considered to be highly complex.
In addition, the sector also has thirteen high-tech post-anesthetic recovery beds, including protection of the vertical laminar flow filter module - which further prevents the entry of microorganisms during procedures. The Clinical Pathology service (ALEPH) is available daily within the Surgical Center.
Valuing the total safety of patients and medical teams, Hospital São Lucas Copacabana adapted its Surgical Center to the rules of the Safe Surgery Protocol. The following items are defined:
- Informed Consent Form: a form provided by the hospital or doctor that contains information and clarifications, in addition to guaranteeing authorization for the surgery. The Informed Consent Form allows the patient to make decisions about the care acts proposed by the doctor and consent to the performance of the procedure.
- Marking the surgical site (laterality): identification of the site and laterality (right, left or both; structures or multiple levels) of the surgery. The demarcation is done by the surgeon, the doctor who performs the procedure or the professional indicated by him/her and is performed on all patients who will be submitted to unilateral procedures.
- Time out: procedure performed before the patient's sedation, in which the nurse checks, aloud and in the presence of the doctor and the anesthetist, the checklist: patient, procedure, location, equipment, materials (including implants and prostheses), drug products and documentation.
- Prophylactic antibiotics: drugs of this type will be administered up to 60 minutes before the surgical incision, avoiding the prolonged use of this drug product and decreasing the rate of infection at the surgical site.
- Managed protocol: ensures that the hospital is qualified to perform procedures on obese patients and establishes appropriate care procedures for care, in addition to guaranteeing a specialized infrastructure to receive them.