PAAMG Pediatric Care Tips: Before You Arrive
Important things to do once you have scheduled anesthesia: If your child is coming to us for anesthesia, you will have some things to take care of beforehand. Below are some tips to help your child feel safe about their upcoming visit to Providence Alaska Medical Center.
• 8 hours before procedure, child can eat solid foods
• 6 hours before procedure, child can drink formula
• 4 hours before procedure, child can drink breast milk
• 2 hours before procedure, child can drink water, non-pulp apple juice or pedialyte
List of Medicines: Bring a list of prescription and non-prescription medicines and vitamin supplements your child is taking, including the name, dosage and concentration. If you do not have a list, feel free to bring the actual bottles of medicine or vitamins.
Clothing: Providence Alaska Medical Center provides gowns and footwear, but your child may feel better in its own clothes, like sweat pants, large t-shirts, socks, underwear, pajamas etc. Also bring an extra change of loose comfortable clothes.