- The Day of Surgery
Before coming to the hospital, remove any watches, necklaces, or earrings that your child wears and leave them at home so they are not misplaced.
- The Operating Room
Your child will need to know that people in the operating room will be wearing surgical clothes to help prevent germs from infecting the surgical incision.
- The Surgical Team for Children
Most surgical teams include a surgeon, an anesthesiologist, a nurse anesthetist, and an operating room nurse. The number of team members differs depending on the type of surgery performed.
- Types of Anesthesia
During surgery, your child will be given some form of anesthesia—medication given to relieve pain and sensation.