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You will be brought in to our clinic for pre-operative teaching prior to your surgery. This appointment takes approximately 2 hours total. During your visit you will meet with the internal medicine doctor, Allied Health team and your case manager. At this appointment you will also be given an X-ray requisition to be completed prior to your surgery; these X-rays can be done at any X-ray clinic that is convenient for you.
• Your pre-operative teaching booklet (if you have already been given one)
• Your photo ID and Alberta Health Care card
• Your completed ECG (if this has not already been given to your Case Manager)
• A pen and paper to take notes as needed
• A mask
Your teaching appointment will take place at either our Surgical Assessment Centre (Unit 2068) or Joint Assessment Centre (Unit 2032). You will be told in advance which clinic your appointment will take place at. Please call (780) 433-3155 and press ‘1’ to get detailed directions on how to get to our clinic. Make sure that your bloodwork is completed before your teaching appointment. Bring a copy of your ECG if you were given one by the lab.
Your teaching check-in will start 10 minutes prior to your appointment. You will not be allowed in to the clinic prior to your check-in time so please do not come too early.
You will be required to wear a mask while attending our clinic and it must remain on the entire time you are here. You are not allowed food or drink while inside the clinic, so please make sure to eat and hydrate prior to your appointment.
If you have questions regarding your teaching appointment, please contact your surgical team. If you don’t have their number on hand, please call our front desk at (780) 433-3155.
This video covers some of the content that you will go over during your teaching appointment and is here for your convenience. Feel free to watch it to prepare for your teaching, as review before your surgery, or share it with family members or friends who are curious as to how they can help you pre- and post-operatively.
Hard of hearing? Press the ‘CC’ button in the lower right hand corner of the video to get closed captions.
You can find a PDF of it below.
Please note: The Eating and Drinking Instruction handouts are SPECIFIC to the LOCATION of your surgery. Please make sure you select the correct one.