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Patient checklist

Pre-anesthesia clinic visit

  • Registration
  • Nurse assessment
  • Physician assessment
  • Pharmacist assessment
  • Tests

Night before surgery

  • Follow special instructions
  • No solid food/milk products after midnight
  • Pre-arrange for your ride home after surgery

Morning of surgery

  • Clear fluids only up to two hours pre-op
  • Take medications at home as instructed
  • Arrive at the hospital two hours before surgery
  • Bring all documents as instructed
  • Register in room M-wing, ground floor, room 502

After surgery

  • Deep breathing and coughing
  • Pain control
  • Prescription
  • Follow-up appointment
  • Discharge teaching by nurse
  • Discharge home in ________ days

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