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Children & Special Needs

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 Your 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 day 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 Your Surgery for more information.