Register for a Pre-Surgery Class  

We offer weekly classes in two convenient locations to help prepare your child for surgery. Register for a class in the same location as your surgery. Make sure to register at least three days prior to surgery.

Primary Children's Hospital Every Mon. & Wed. 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Riverton Outpatient Services: Every Thurs. 4:00-4:45 p.m. (2-10 yrs), 5:00-5:45 (11 yrs and up) 

Studies show that patients who understand and are prepared:

  • Cope better with surgery.
  • Feel less nausea and vomit less.
  • Walk and eat sooner after surgery.
  • Go home sooner.
  • Are calmer, have less pain, and need less pain medicine.
  • Experience less stress that may cause behavior changes.
  • Have parents who are better able to help their child through surgery.

This Class Includes:

  • A tour of the surgery area.
  • Medical play with a child life specialist to show children the equipment, smells, sights, and sounds of surgery.
  • Time for older children and teens to talk about their concerns.
  • Time for parents to ask staff, which may include child life specialists and nurses, questions.