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The day before surgery

Nurse smiling on the phone at a hospital reception area.

The day before surgery, an admissions nurse will call and tell you:

  • What time to arrive at the hospital the next day
  • When to stop eating and drinking 

Evening before surgery:

It is important to prepare your skin before surgery to reduce the risk of infection at the surgical site.  Your surgical team has chosen disposable cloths, or wipes, moistened with a special rinse-free antiseptic solution.  Follow the pre-operative skin preparation process outlined on the following page.