The child life specialist in surgical services will prepare you and your child for his/her procedure. A child life specialist has training in child development and will help your child understand and comprehend what is going to happen before, during, and after his/her operation. She will also provide activities and distraction in the waiting areas. If your child has questions, or has any special or unique needs, ask for the child life specialist upon your arrival to the pre-operative area.
For additional information, please download the following brochures:
About the POP program
Book list and tips for parents
Child surgery guide
Teen surgery guide