In the pre-surgery area, a nurse will do five things:
- Take your child’s height
- Take your child’s weight
- Take your child’s temperature (an ear thermometer)
- Check your child’s blood pressure (a big hug)
- Ask if your child is hurting anywhere
The nurse will talk to you and your child about the surgery. The nurse will show you and your child the special hospital gown your child will wear during surgery and recovery.
You may be asked the same questions several times about your child’s health history and “when was the last time your child had anything to eat or drink?” These questions ensure your child’s safety on the day of surgery.