Calling Your Nurse
A button to call your nurse is located at your bedside. When you press the button, the nursing station is alerted that you need assistance and a staff member will respond to your signal as soon as possible.
During the Night
Strange surroundings and sleeping medications may create a hazard if you get out of bed during the night. If you do need to leave your bed, please use your call button and ask for assistance.
Leaving the Unit
If you want to leave the unit, please talk with your nurse to make sure your doctor has given approval and that your doctor has made rounds and treatments have been completed. Always let the staff know where you can be reached.
All rooms in the hospital are centrally heated and air-conditioned. If your room temperature is not comfortable, please notify the staff.
Telephones are provided in each room, except on the Behavioral Medicine unit and in the critical care units. Local calls may be made at any time from the room by dialing 9 and the number. Long distance and toll calls can be made at any time by dialing 9-0 and the number. Long distance calls cannot be charged to your room. You can make a credit card call or charge a long distance call back to your home number. Your family and friends can call you in your room by dialing 923-7 plus your room number. For example, to call room 201, dial 923-7201. You may call the hospital operator by dialing 0 at any time for assistance.
Color television sets are provided free of charge in each room, except in the intensive care unit. Please be considerate of other patients by playing TV sets softly and by turning off your set at bedtime.
Your room assignment at Sentara Obici Hospital is based on your medical diagnosis. Obici offers private (single bed) and semi-private (two bed) rooms.
Your Hospital Bed
State of the art "Total Care" beds are one of the ways that we provide maximum comfort and aid in recuperation. Beds are electrically operated, and your nurse will show you how to use all the features designed to help protect and to help heal you during your stay. The hospital bed is probably higher and narrower than your bed at home. Bedside rails are for your protection. They may be raised at night or during the day if you're resting, recovering from surgery or taking certain medications.