AFTER SURGERY - AT HOME
CARING FOR YOUR CHILD AT HOME
Discharge instruction sheet
- It is important to follow the written
discharge instructions you received from
the nurse on how to care for your child
- If you have any questions about your
child’s care after you get home, please
call your surgeon’s office or clinic.
discharge instruction sheets are
Contacting your surgeon
- If your child is having a problem that
you need to report to the surgeon or
that you are concerned about:
- Call your surgeon’s office or clinic.
If the office or clinic is closed, there
may be a phone message letting you know
what to do or who to call.
- If you are unable to reach your
surgeon, call the Alberta Children’s
Hospital switchboard at 403-955-7211 and
ask for the surgeon on call. To help
direct your call, you may be asked the
name of your child’s surgeon, the type
of surgery your child had (e.g. ear
surgery, dental surgery) and the reason
you are calling.
- If you are unable to reach the surgeon
on call, go to the Alberta Children’s
Hospital Emergency Department.
If you have questions about any
prescriptions filled at the Alberta
Children’s Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy,
please call the pharmacist at
403-955-7303. Hours are Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.