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Preparing for Surgery

Guide to Surgery Coloring Book

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This book was created to help you prepare your child for the experience of coming to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center for surgery. It allows children to become familiar with what to expect the day of surgery, while providing an opportunity for them to express their related thoughts and feelings. Sharing this information in an honest, yet gentle way can help your child begin to gain trust in you and the medical team surrounding the hospital experience. This book can also be used as a journal to document his/her experience, so encourage your child to bring it the day of surgery. If your child asks a question you are unable to answer or you would like more information specific to your child's surgery, please feel free to contact your surgeon's office, or the following:

Anesthesiology Department:

Pre-Post Surgical Child Life Specialist:

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