The Surgicentre will contact you and let you know when you need to fast.
Planning for going home
A responsible adult must accompany the patient home after a suitable rest period (check with nursing staff how long this will be) and remain with the patient for 24 hours. Travel by taxi or car only. Public transport is NOT to be used to return home following surgery.
You will need icepacks, post-operatively.
What to wear
Wear comfortable, loose clothing.
Contact lenses must be removed. No make-up, jewellery or nail polish is to be worn. The Toowoomba Surgicentre does not accept responsibility for valuables.
Need to re-schedule
Should you develop a cold, sore throat, influenza or any other illness in the days prior to surgery, please telephone the make an alternative appointment.
: stop 5 days prior to surgery (contact rooms if not ceased)Blood Pressure
tablets to be taken as normal in the morning with a sip of water only.Diabetics
will be scheduled ahead of non-diabetic patients where possible
- Blood sugar level reading to be done prior to admission
- Insulin dosage as follows:
- 1⁄2 normal insulin for a.m. list, normal dosage for pm list
- Tablets (oral hypoglycaemics) as normal
tablets to be taken as normal in the morning with a sip of water only
Avoid smoking 24 hours prior to surgery
Should you have any belonging with you, a locker will be provided for these.
Please purchase your gauze, ice packs and medication prior to surgery and bring with you on the day.