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Pre-Admission Tours


A Pre-admission tour can help in many ways:

  • Prepare children and families for what to expect on the day of surgery and throughout their hospital stay.
  • Provide an orientation to the hospital through a video and/or guided walking tour.
  • Provide an opportunity for children to see and feel medical equipment that they may encounter as a patient.
  • Explain the child’s upcoming procedure and illness in a way children can understand.
  • Teach relaxation and pain management techniques during stressful times.
  • Give parents a better understanding of the emotional and behavioral changes children may demonstrate during stressful times and suggest ways of helping.

Please call the Child Life Office to schedule a pre-operative tour at (518)262-3496.

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