Preparing For Your Stay
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Preparing For Your Stay

Preparing For Your Stay

We want you and your family to know what to expect when you spend one or more nights in the hospital—because the more you know, the more comfortable and stress-free your stay will be.

What to bring

  • Medications you need, as well as a list of your current medications
  • Devices such as hearing aids, dentures, asthma inhalers, etc.
  • Comfortable clothing for the return home
  • Personal care items (hairbrush, toothbrush, etc.)
  • Robe and slippers
  • Socks

What not to bring

  • Leave all valuables (such as jewelry) at home; it’s easy for items to get lost in the transition if you move from unit to unit
  • If you choose to bring small belongings such as audio devices or a book, make sure you give them to a relative until you get settled in your room
  • Give your cell phone to a family member or friend to hold until you get settled in your room—cell phones are permitted in rooms except in the critical care units

What to wear
We recommend that you wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing to the hospital.

Make transportation arrangements
Please make arrangements for an adult to bring you to the hospital and accompany you home. Depending on the type of anesthesia your procedure requires, you may need assistance for 12 to 24 hours after arriving home. Please note that minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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