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Children and special needs adults

Children

FOOD and DRINK:

  • Do NOT allow your child to eat or drink anything after midnight, including water, milk, any type of juice, soft drinks or Kool-Aid.
  • Do NOT allow your child to chew gum suck on candy, or swallow toothpaste before surgery.

COMFORT:

If your child has something that gives them a sense of security, such as a stuffed animal or a blanket, please bring it with you on the day of surgery.

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY:

    • At least one parent will be required to remain in the center during your child’s surgery and recovery.
    • Do NOT bring other young children with you to the center.
    • When your child awakens after surgery, you will be able to be with your child as soon as his/her condition is medically safe and stable.

IMPORTANT!

Please refer to Before My Surgery and Day of Surgery for more information.

Special needs adults

CONSENT:

On or before the day of surgery, the patient’s legal guardian must sign to give consent.

HEALTH HISTORY:

Please provide information as to the patient’s recent health information, medications, etc.

FOOD and DRINK:

It is very important to follow the instructions for the Night before surgery.

PERSONAL ATTENDENT:

  • A responsible adult, such as a parent or legal guardian, must remain at the center from the time the patient is admitted until discharge.
  • A personal attendant must stay with the patient for 24 hours after discharge from the center.

IMPORTANT!

Please refer to Before My Surgery and Day of Surgery for more information.

What patients are saying:

“I was thinking about how busy the place was on the day I had my surgery, people were coming in and out from surgery. I could have been just another number, another one to rotate through, and the staff was awesome…gave me a warm blanket and eased my fears about my IV. The gentleman who took me back to surgery was awesome! He was laid back but kind, and I could tell he really cared about me…even though this was a quick surgery, I felt that every person who worked with me really cared. Thank you!” December 2013

“The care I received while preparing for surgery and in recovery was excellent. They made sure I was comfortable, and everyone was very cheerful and helpful.” January 2014

“The recovery nurses were very concerned with pain level and making me comfortable.” December 2013

“It took me a little longer to recover, but I felt cared for and not rushed—this was comforting.” January 2014

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