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.