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.
The Kids Introduction to Day Surgery (K.I.D.S.) tour is a fun way for children ages 4 to 12 years old and their families to learn more about their upcoming surgery and help both children and parents feel more relaxed. In addition to a tour of the surgery unit, there will be an opportunity to meet 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. Call 630-978-4860 to schedule a tour.