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Pre Op Check list - patient   
Check List before admission:

1.
Make sure someone can collect you
2.
Make sure that someone is with you after operation.
3.
Remove contact lenses and wear specs.
4.
Stock up ‘easy cook’ nutritious food
5.
Pack a small overnighter bag
6.
Bring your favourite reading material while you wait for the operation
7.
Have some petite cash for incidental expense.
8.
Do not forget your mobile phone
9.
Stick to the advice regarding foot and drink - No milky drink or fried foods
10.
Avoid smoking for at least 24 hours pre-op; if possible quit
11.
Avoid alcoholic drinks pre-op.
12.
Remove any body piercing before operation
13.
If possible remove rings from the fingers on the side where the operation is being done.
14.
DO NOT shave the area where the operation is being proposed; if needed, it will be done in theatre.
15.
DO NOT use any skin creams especially moisturising lotions over the area to be operated. This will make cleaning the skin difficult and prevent adhesive drapes from sticking and may increase the risk of infection.
16.
Inform us about any tablets that you may be taking.
17.
Inform us about allergies even if it is not any medications - like peanut or egg allergies
18.
Inform work and the likely period of absence
19.
Make sure that there is someone to help you moving around - cannot drive car
20.
Make sure you have adequate pain killers
21.
Ensure home circumstance is optimal - bed arranged; things are easy level to reach etc.
Your Check List - Pre-Op