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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 experience. 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
Decrease 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 experiencence when
they are here.
A hands on Child Life experience.
An opportunity to ask any questions or voice any
concerns that you have regarding your surgery or
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
How do I prepare my other
I'm getting an IV
Preparing your child for
Preparing your infant for
Preparing your toddler for
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