alexa Setting up pre-admission visits for children undergoing day surgery: a practice development initiative.


Journal of Psychological Abnormalities

Author(s): OShea M, Cummins A, Kelleher A

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The hospital experience can bring about a range of negative emotions for children. The literature clearly states that children who are prepared for surgery recover faster and have fewer negative effects. Pre-admission programmes seek to prepare children (and their parents) for surgery. This paper describes in detail how a pre-admission programme was established for children and their families who were scheduled for day case surgery.

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This article was published in J Perioper Pract and referenced in Journal of Psychological Abnormalities

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