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Pre-Op Program

What is the Pre-op Program?

The Purpose of the Pre-op program is to prepare children and their families for your upcoming procedure or surgery. Surgery and procedures can be potentially frightening expereince. Our goal is to make you feel more comfortable through education and familiarities.

Why would it be helpful for your child?

  • Familiarize you and your child with the hospital and where you will be on the day of your procedure or surgery.
  • Decrease ann unnecessary anxiety or fear.
  • Give you an opportunity to ask questions.

What do we offer?

  • A walking tour of our facility to show you and your child what they will see in the hospital.
  • A brief video to show what they may expreience when they are here.
  • A hands on Child Life experience.
  • An opportnity to ask any questions or voice any concerns that you have regarding your surgery or procedure.

If you are interested in taking the tour or would like to speak to a Child Life staff member please contact the Child Life office at 718-670-2966 or email us at

If you cannot make a tour, you may watch the video here and please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may.


Please feel free to download any of these educational sheets to help you talk to your child about their medical procedure. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at the above number.




Being Admitted to the Hospital:


CAT Scan:

Ear Tubes:



How do I prepare my other Children:

I'm getting an IV:

Preparing your child for surgery:

Preparing your infant for surgery:

Preparing your toddler for surgery:

I need to have an EKG:

I need to use a peak flow meter:

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