Preparing children for a medical procedure, surgery and/or hospital
stay is extremely important in helping alleviate their fears, as well as
promoting the healing process by equipping them with better coping
Preparation Tips Include:
The Pre-Operative Program includes the following activities:
- Hands-on-teaching session using dolls and medical equipment.
- Viewing an age-appropriate video.
- Touring the pediatric unit.
- Online pediatric surgery tour (YouTube)
Watch the Pediatric Surgery Tour:
Since each Pre-Operative Program is conducted on an individual basis
we are able to tailor each session to meet the specific needs of your
child. During each session the certified child life specialists
will familiarize you and your child with the medical process and
explain whom you will meet and what your child will experience the day
of the surgery.
To learn more about the program and to schedule a session, please contact our child life specialists at (719) 365-2975.