Night Before Surgery

Checklist the Night Before Surgery

  • Put clean sheets on your bed

  • Bathe using your toiletries

  • Do not shave your legs

  • After 2 hours from your bath, wash with the Chlorhexdine Cloths provided to you at your preoperative visit. Use the cloths as instructed during your preadmission visit and at Joint Venture Class

  • Remove all jewelry and leave valuables at home

  • Remove all make up, nail polish, acrylic nails, hair barrettes and bobby pins

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight

  • Your allergy list

  • Your medications in their bottles from your pharmacy

  • Loose fitting pajamas or short night gown and short robe if desired

  • Undergarments

  • Loose shorts, jogging suit, sweats, tops

  • Slippers with backs and rubberized sole or walking shoes with Velcro closures or elastic shoe laces

  • Socks

  • Glasses, dentures, hearing aids and batteries

  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, denture cleanser/cup, deodorant, electric or other razor, shaving cream, comb)

  • Make-up, hand mirror if desired

  • CPAP machine settings, tubing, and machine (if you have one)

  • Cell phone and charger

  • Phone numbers of family and friends

  • Reading materials

  • Your “Joint Venture” booklet

  • Walker, if you have one (put your name on your walker)

  • Copy of your Advance Directive

  • Hard candy or gum

  • Chapstick