What can you not do on day of surgery?
What Not to Do: Do not smoke, eat, or drink anything, including water, candy, gum, mints and lozenges after midnight on the night before surgery. If you do not follow these instructions, your surgery may be cancelled or delayed. Do not shave your surgical area before your procedure.
What should you avoid before surgery?
Do not eat or drink anything for at least eight hours before your scheduled surgery. Do not chew gum or use any tobacco products. Leave jewelry and other valuables at home. Take out removable teeth prior to transfer to the operating room and do not wear glasses or contact lenses in the OR.
Can I use conditioner 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.
Why can’t I wear deodorant during surgery?
You can’t wear deodorant during surgery because it can leave a residue on your skin that’s difficult to remove. This residue might make it challenging for the surgeon to cut through the incision site or accurately assess your skin circulation during surgery.
Can I use lotion The night before surgery?
Remember to shower early enough that your hair should be dry before your scheduled surgery time. Please also avoid using body emollients, oils, creams, deodorant, make-up, and lotions after washing and using your skin prep. Some products may decrease the effects of your antibacterial soap and shower.
What do you wear 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 is the best thing to eat the day before surgery?
It is recommended to maintain a clear liquid diet the day before the surgery, here are some of the liquids allowed:
- Clear broths (chicken or beef)
- Juices (apple or cider)
- White grape juice.
- Tea (with no milk or honey)
- Coffee (no milk or creamer)
- Jell-O (without fruit/no red Jell-O)
- Popsicles (without fruit/cream)
What is the best thing to eat the night before surgery?
You may eat light solid foods up to 6 hours before your scheduled arrival time. A light meal is: juice or coffee with milk or cream. 1 piece of toast or 1 bowl of oatmeal or hot cereal.
What do they give you to calm you down before surgery?
Barbiturates and benzodiazepines, commonly known as “downers” or sedatives, are two related classes of prescription medications that are used to depress the central nervous system. 5 They are sometimes used with anesthesia to calm a patient down just prior to surgery or during their recovery.
How should I wear my hair for surgery?
Also, makeup, hair products and nail polish can be flammable and should not be worn when you are having surgery. Hair—If you have long hair, consider putting it into a braid or a ponytail, or bring an elastic band with you so that you can tie your hair back once you get to the hospital.
Why do I have to shower twice before surgery?
This is because all humans have germs on their skin that may cause an infection after surgery. Taking two showers (one at night and one in the morning) with CHG soap removes germs and reduces the risk of infection.
Can I wash my hair day of surgery?
Be sure to put on clean clothing. During the morning shower on the day of your surgery, you may use your regular soap to wash your face, but do not wash your hair before using Hibiclens.