A computerized monitoring system is used in order to collect data from all devices connected to patients and to rerecord the anaesthetic procedures.
An outpatient department has been activated for the preoperative assessment of patients who need surgical operations.
As described elsewhere, the IEO project “pain-free hospital”, includes specific attention paid to treatment of postoperative pain, by anaesthesiologists.
The activity of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), is mainly devoted to post surgical patients.
The ICU is equipped with four beds provided with ventilators and complete invasive and non-invasive monitoring. Special beds are also available to avoid decubitus problems. In addition to the usual invasive and non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring systems, new devices are available for monitoring hepatic and hemodynamic functions like PiCCO system and LiMON.
Continuous hemodiafiltration is used as part of the treatment of patients with acute renal failure, particularly those affected by sepsis. Dialysis is performed with the support of the Department of Nephrology of San Paolo Hospital in Milan.
The anaesthesiology staff is trained to perform Transesophageal Echocardiograpy both in operating theatre and in ICU as well as supporting invasive radiological and endoscopic procedures, and performing central venous catheterisation for chemotherapy, plasmapheresis and total parenteral nutrition.