Our Child Life program is here to help you and your child cope with hospitalization and surgery.
Pediatrics Pre-Op Tour
Pre-op Tours can help you and your child understand more about your child's upcoming surgery. Your child will be able to see and touch some common medical equipment, and the entire family can take a tour to help you better understand what will happen on surgery day.
Can't Make it to a Tour?
If your child will be having an inpatient or outpatient hospital procedure, preparation is important to help alleviate their fears. If you can’t attend a Pre-Op Tour, our Child Life staff can assist you on the day of surgery. Our specialists offer preparation with child-friendly terms and photos to explain what will happen during their procedure.
Watch this short video so you and your child can learn what to expect on the day of surgery.
Before coming to the hospital, remember to:
- Pack comfort items (blanket, pacifier, bottle, sippy cup and/or stuffed animals) plus an extra pair of underwear in case of an accident
- Pack toys to keep your child occupied while waiting
- Check with your doctor and follow any pre-op suggestions