Preparing Your Child for Surgery

This hospital admission may be your child’s first time away from home. We encourage you to pack personal items that he or she associates with home, such as a favorite pair of pajamas, stuffed animal or toy, toothbrush or blanket. If possible, let your child participate in packing for his or her hospital visit to make them feel more involved.

The Children’s Hospital offers tours and educational programs for children before their stay in the hospital or before a medical procedure. To find out more about these services, call the Child Life department at 918-502-6333.

To better prepare your child for surgery at The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis, please review the information below. To view and print the following documents, you will need the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader® software.
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