• Preparing for your Stay

  • Preparing for your hospital stay

    What to Bring for Your Hospital Stay

    • List of medications you are currently taking, including name, dosage, and times of day you are taking them
    • List of allergies
    • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
    • Robe and slippers with a heel or your favorite walking shoes
    • Loose-fitting pants or shorts
    • Walker or crutches if you are having orthopedic surgery
    • Telephone number of a contact person
    • Books, magazines, crossword puzzles, tapes, hobby items to occupy your time for brief periods
    • CPAP mask if you have sleep apnea

    What Not to Bring for Your Hospital Stay

    • Electrical appliances such as hair dryers or razors
    • Valuables, including credit cards, significant amounts of money, or jewelry
    • Babies or small children should not be brought to the hospital
    • Medications from home

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