Frequent question: What should I pack for a day surgery?

What should I bring to day surgery?

It is advised that you wear loose, comfortable clothing, preferably front opening and walking shoes. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, do not forget to bring them and bring their case for safe keeping. It is advisable not to wear any jewellery or nail polish, fragrance or deodorants.

What should I pack for outpatient surgery?

Prepare for Outpatient Surgery

  • A comfortable set of loose-fitting clothes and cotton underpants to wear home after surgery. The waistbands should be loose and comfortable.
  • A case for your glasses, if you wear them. …
  • Your inhaler, if you have asthma. …
  • Your advance directive (living will), if you have one.

What if I have my period during surgery?

Don’t worry – It’s okay if you have your period the day of your surgery or while you are in the hospital! This will not cause your surgery to be cancelled. Most likely you won’t be allowed to wear a tampon while in surgery. Instead, you will be given a pad to wear.

Can I wash my hair before surgery?

Your safety is our first priority. That’s why we require that you wash your hair the night before or the morning of surgery using only shampoo and conditioner. DO NOT use any other hair products after washing. This includes hair spray, mousse, gels, etc.

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What should I pack in my hospital bag?

Hospital Bag Checklist

  • Lip Balm. More moms talked about packing lip balm than nearly any other item. …
  • Your Own Toiletries. …
  • Slippers. …
  • Glasses. …
  • Nursing Bra. …
  • Nursing Pads. …
  • Phone Charger. …
  • Snacks.

Can I brush my teeth before surgery?

2. Oral hygiene must be excellent prior to surgery. Therefore, during the 2 to 3 days prior to surgery, brush your teeth with toothpaste and use mouthwash several times a day. On the day of surgery, before reporting to the office, brush and rinse with mouthwash.

Can you wear a bra for surgery?

You usually don’t need to wear a bra during surgery because you’ll have the hospital gown and a surgical drape over your chest. You may want to invest in a bra that’s easy to put on and remove if you’re getting arm or shoulder surgery.

Can you wear socks during surgery?

Clothing/Hygiene: We suggest loose fitting, comfortable clothing and shoes be worn the day of your surgery. You may bring socks to wear. Do not wear contact lenses, make-up, nail polish, hairpins, or jewelry, including body piercings.

What should I do the night before surgery?

Do not smoke, eat, or drink anything, including water, candy, gum, mints and lozenges after midnight on the night before surgery.

  • Do not smoke, eat, or drink anything, including water, candy, gum, mints and lozenges after midnight on the night before surgery. …
  • Do not shave your surgical area before your procedure.