ASU Tours Help Young Patients Prepare for Surgery

Vol. 16, No. 1
Winter 2006

  • Winthrop's Bariatric Surgery Program Leaves Lives Forever Changed

  • Bariatric Surgery Procedure

  • Angioplasty Proceduresat Winthrop Ranked at the Top by NY State's Health Department

  • Singapore Doctors and Hospital Leaders Tour Winthrop's Cardiac Care Facilities

  • Pulmonary Rehab Programis Step in Right Direction for Lung Disease Patient

  • First Annual Pulmonary Hypertension Walk Raises Thousands for Research

  • Winthrop's Diabetes Education Center Celebrates Grand Opening of New,Larger Facility

  • Winthrop's Diabetes Education Program Once Again Merits ADA Recognition

  • Annual Check-Up Catches Early-Stage Tumor, Minimally Invasive Procedure Spares Kidney

  • Winthrop First to Perform Spinal Radiosurgery with CyberKnife

  • ASU Tours Help Young Patients Prepare for Surgery

  • An Elegant Evening of Celebration & Charity

  • The Guardian Society Thinking Ahead for Your Future and Winthrop's

  • Syde Hurdus Foundation Supports Endoscopy Center and Research

  • Treiber Family Gives in Memory of Their Son

  • First Annual "Evening of Tasting & Giving" Raises Thousands

  • Cardiac Surgeon and Family Donate in Support of Heart Surgery Center Construction

  • Auxilians Once Again Join Hands to Help Pediatrics

  • "Extend the Holidays" Toy Drive Keeps Smiles Going

  • The Pat Lyons Foundation

  • "Family Sunday" Created for Cancer Center for Kids' Patients

  • Jay's World Foundation Furthers Support of Winthrop's Pediatric Facilities

  • Williston Park Rotary Lends Support for Cancer Survivors' Program

  • Winthrop Welcomes 2006 Golf Tournament Co-Chairs

  • Garden City Resident Celebrates Birthday by Helping Young Patients

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  • For the past 14 years, on Saturday mornings, Lois Lurie, RN, Ambulatory Surgical Unit (ASU), and Carol Tufano, RN, Pre-Admissions Testing, have conducted guided, interactive tours of Winthrop-University Hospital's Ambulatory Surgery Unit for children undergoing surgery.

    "I have found that educating both the child and parent helps to reduce the parent's anxiety, which in turn decreases the child's anxiety," explained Ms. Lurie.

    Children ages three- to-14 years old scheduled for outpatient surgery are encouraged to participate. During the interactive tour, the nurses explain what can be expected before, during and after surgery. Using child-friendly terminology and play to engage the children, they make sure each participant leaves feeling relaxed and ready for their upcoming procedure. Additionally, parents and children are able to bond with others going through similar procedures.

    "The tour is very helpful to parents, who leave with an understanding of the upcoming surgery. In turn they are able to better prepare their child," said Ms. Tufano.

    Tours are offered every Saturday morning and must be scheduled through Pre-Admission Testing by contacting Ms. Tufano at (516) 663-2132.

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