Things to Do the Day Before Surgery

  • Do not eat any food or drink after midnight, unless otherwise indicated by your physician or pre-admission testing nurse.
  • Do not drink alcohol the day or night before your surgery¬†
  • If you have any new prescriptions, make sure to pick the medications up from the pharmacy
  • Pack your hospital bag
  • Shower with CHG soap the night before and morning of surgery
  • Drink 8 oz. of electrolytes tonight, as instructed.¬† If you were given a pre-surgery drink in pre-admission testing —¬† drink this tonight also, as instructed. (Not every patient will have this.)
  • Try to relax and get a good night’s rest.