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Day of Surgery

Prior to Surgery/Procedure

  • You will visit with your child's anesthesiologist, surgeon, and CARES nurse prior to surgery.
  • Again, your child may take a "comfort" item to surgery in order to decrease possible separation anxiety.

Child Life Services

  • The CARES Unit will provide child life services, advocating for the psychosocial, developmental, emotional and educational needs of your child.
  • Our child life staff will strive to create for your child a non-threatening, supportive, age-appropriate understanding of his/her hospital surroundings. Additionally, our child life personnel will provide activities for your child while awaiting the surgical start time.