Pediatric Surgical Patients
Children are special people with special needs. There are things you can do to help make your child more comfortable while in the hospital:
- Bring your child’s favorite blanket or toy
- Plan to stay with your child in the Day Surgery area before and after surgery. We respectfully ask that you not bring other children into this area.
- A parent or guardian’s presence at the hospital is necessary during surgery.
- You will be given specific information about what time to stop food and liquids before the day of surgery.
Prior to your child's surgery, we encourage you to register for our K.I.D.S. Tour. It's a fun way for children ages four to 12 years old and their families to learn more about their upcoming surgery and help both children and parents feel more relaxed. The class includes includes a tour of the surgery unit, meeting the surgical staff, and a chance for kids to experience some of the equipment they will see on the day of surgery, such as blood pressure cuffs, heart monitors and anesthesia masks.