Pre-Surgery Preparedness Checklist
Below is a list of things to think about, do, or purchase to prepare you for convenience and reference. Some may seem obvious, others you may not have considered. We wish for you a fantastic surgical outcome. Thank you for choosing Orthopaedic & Spine Center for your spine care!
____ Surgery Scheduled at OSC
____ Medical Clearance Obtained (if needed)
____ Collar or Brace Fitted and Delivered
____ Collar or Brace Test-Driven
____ Pillows or Recliner for comfort
____ Comfort Items Purchased
____ Cough Drops, Chloraseptic Spray, Hard Sugar-Free Candy
____ Heating Pad, Tylenol, muscle rubs, ice packs
____ Personal Hygiene Items
____ Laxatives/Stool Softeners/Fiber Supplements
____ Dressing Changing Supplies – Gauze, tape, Band-aids, gloves
____ Comfortable Loungewear
____ Arrange Help with the Kids, Pets, Lawn, etc.
____ Arrange Transportation to and from the Hospital
____ Arrange Spouse/Family Member/Companion at Home for Early Recovery
____ Discontinue Prohibited Drugs 7 Days before Surgery
____ Pre-op Testing and Teaching Completed at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital
____ Contact Home Health care agency (if ordered)
____ Space made at home for home-assistive devices (bedside commode, walker, hospital bed, etc.)
____ Home-assistive devices delivered and set-up
____ Pack overnight bag for Hospital stay (if applicable):
- Pajamas or Nightgown, Bathrobe
- Contact Lenses or Glasses
- Hairbrush or comb
- Toothpaste and toothbrush
- Reading material
To schedule an appointment at our Spine Center, give us a call at (757) 596-1900. Visit our Contact Us page for information on office hours. Our office is located in Newport News, VA. We are 40 minutes from Virginia Beach and an hour from Richmond, VA.
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