Pre-operative Instructions for Adults (more than 14 years old) in King Abdulaziz Medical City-Riyadh 

Pre-operative Instructions for adults (more than 14 years old)      

  • You must call two days before your surgery date to confirm your operation. If your surgery date is on  Sunday, you will need to phone the Thursday before. If you do not call, your surgery will be cancelled. (Ext. 12241).
  • Be there 30 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Leave jewelry and valuables at home. Only bring a small amount of money with you if necessary.
  • Please have a shower and wash your hair the night before surgery.
  • Bring in all your medications.
  • Bring in your crutches if you are advised to use them.
  • Medications:
    • If you are diabetic do not take Insulin or any other diabetic medication on the morning of surgery.
    • If you have high blood pressure take your regular blood pressure medication with a small sip of water the morning of surgery.
    • If you are asthmatic take 2 puffs of your regular inhalers the morning of surgery.
    • If you take any other medications in the morning, confirm with the surgical coordinator, doctor, or PAC clinic whether to take your medication as usual.
  • Do not eat or drink anything from midnight onwards the night before your surgery except water, you should stop it before two hours prior to surgery
  • Ensure you have organized a lift home by a responsible adult over 18 years of age after surgery. Do not drive yourself home.
  • If you develop sore throat, cough, runny nose, or fever the day of surgery or the day before please call : Day Care Unit/ Patient Services in KAMC, Tel: 0118011111, ext: 12241 and let them know.
Last Modified

29-Dec-2016 03:24 PM