While it’s normal to feel nervous on the day of your surgery, you can rest assured—you are in experienced hands at Grand View Hospital. The following are a few simple instructions to follow on the day of your surgical procedure:
Before Leaving Home
Your care starts before you leave home. It is important to follow your physician’s instructions as well as these recommendations:
What to Bring to the Hospital
The day of your surgery, you need to bring several items with you to the hospital, including:
Arriving at the Hospital
The day before surgery, a nurse from the SSSU will call you. At that time, the nurse will tell you where and when to report for your surgery.
Ensuring Your Safety
Shortly after you arrive, a colored wristband will be placed on your wrist for identification. To ensure your safety, staff members will repeatedly ask you:
Although this process may seem bothersome, it is for your own safety.
Before Your Surgery Begins
Before your surgery begins, a nurse will:
Then, a doctor (called an anesthesiologist) will visit you to discuss the medicines you will receive to reduce your pain and increase your comfort.
What Your Escort Needs to Know
While you are with your nurse prior to surgery, your escort may want to ask:
Your escort may stay with you until you leave for surgery. Remember, please leave young children with a babysitter.
What is Prohibited at Grand View Hospital?
Grand View Hospital is not responsible for personal belongings. Please leave valuables such as credit cards, cash, and jewelry (including your wedding band and engagement ring) at home.