We encourage families to visit the hospital for a pre-surgical tour so children and caregivers can familiarize themselves with the process. The tours, which take place every Sunday at 2 pm, end with refreshments and a question-and-answer period. Pre-registration is required.
On the tour you and your child will:
• Tour the Surgery Preparation and Recovery Center
• Learn what to expect on the day of surgery
• Learn about anesthesia
Registration is required to attend a pre-surgical tour. It is recommended that you attend the tour the Sunday before your child’s surgery. Please fill out the registration form completely and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you arrive later than 15 minutes after the tour start time we cannot guarantee that we can provide you with a tour.
• Tours: Sunday at 2 pm. Please arrive at 1:45pm • Length of tour: 1- 1.5 hours • Where: Sign in at Information Desk in the hospital Atrium.
Children’s National Medical Center
Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010 •More information: (202) 476-3812
** PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Pre-Surgical tour on Sunday May 26, 2013.
Please contact Alicia K. Field at email@example.com if your child's surgery is occurring during this time and you need information on how to prepare them. Tours will resume on Sunday June 2, 2013.
Video Guide to Having Surgery Watch the videos in English or Spanish.