Before Your Child's Procedure - Pre-Surgery Checklist

Before Your Child's Procedure - Pre-Surgery Checklist

Follow the steps below and download and fill out the admissions forms and procedure history form.

Read the full pre-surgery checklist and Surgery FAQs 

The Evening Before Your Procedure

  • It is important that your child does not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before his/her procedure unless instructed differently by your doctor (this includes water, candy and chewing gum)
  • If your child takes medications such as insulin or any other medication, ask your doctor about special instructions
  • Bathe your child with an antibacterial soap before his/her procedure
  • Notify the doctor if your child has the following three days before surgery:
    • Cold or flu symptoms
    • An asthma attack
    • Fever
    • Any infection including toothaches

The Day of Your Procedure

    • Report to St. Mary's Tower Admissions on the second floor of the hospital. Parking is available in the parking garage next to the hospital for $3 each time you exit. Free parking is available in the lots across Hennessy Boulevard

Please Bring These Items With You

    • Insurance card
    • Home medications in original bottles. If unable to bring original bottles please bring a current list including dosage
    • If your child takes a bottle, please bring it with the formula so it can be given after surgery. We will provide juice and water after surgery; if your child uses a sippy cup, please bring it with you
    • A favorite blanket, toy or stuffed animal

During Your Procedure

    • Your family will be directed to the surgery waiting room. The operating room staff will notify you on the progress of your child's procedure
    • After the procedure is complete, the doctor will speak with you and you will be able to join your child in the recovery room

After Your Procedure

    • Your discharge nurse will discuss and provide you with written instructions on how to care for your child at home

Our staff will answer all questions prior to your discharge