Preparing yourself for surgery
At all times, before your surgical procedure:
Continue taking your contraceptive pill if it applies to you;
Continue taking your antidepressants and your neuroleptics;
Take without risk acetaminophen (Atasol®, Tylenol®, Paracetamol®, Doliprane®).
The day before surgery
Preparing your skin before surgery
To decrease the risk of infection in the postoperative period and reduce the number of bacteria on the skin, it is important to take a bath or shower the day before and the morning of surgery. You should use a chlorhexidine-based sponge or soap to wash the area to be operated on. This product is available in pharmacies. Be sure to carefully follow the instructions provided with the product and avoid contact with eyes and ears. Finally, do not apply any lotion or cream to your skin.
Preparing your luggage
What to bring the day of your surgery
The space you will have to store your personal belongings is very limited. This corresponds to a small cabin baggage type suitcase with a dimension of approximately 23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm (9 in x 15.5 in x 21.5 in) with wheels and handles, weighing approximately 10 kg (22 lbs).
The morning of your surgery, you will need to bring:
this information guide if you have received it;
your health insurance card;
an up-to-date list of your medications;
your medications, they MUST be in their original container;
we will not be able to accept drugs in a pod prepared by the pharmacist;
your inhalation pumps + aerochamber if applicable;
your glasses case, if applicable;
your case and contact lens solution, if applicable;
a container for dental or hearing prostheses, if applicable;
sanitary napkins if necessary;
loose and comfortable clothing suitable for your surgery for your departure;
books and silent entertainment (iPod, personal computer, etc.);
a personal hygiene kit (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc.).
For patients staying at the CMC, a safe is available in your room. However, we strongly suggest that you leave cash, jewelry, or valuables at home.
For day surgery patients, you can leave your personal belongings in a locker that you can lock.
! The CMC is not responsible for the loss of any valuables or money that you keep in your possession.