Accessibilité – Flyer – Recommendations before your hospitalisation (CBK)

Dear patient,
We would like to thank you for your trust in us and assure you that all our staff will do their utmost to ensure that your stay with us is as smooth as possible.

You are expected: / /_ at _________________
The team would contact you the day before your intervention should your admission time have to change.

Following your visit to the Pre-Hospitalisation Department, you will find all the information you need regarding your hospital admission in this document.

If, for any reason, you are unable to attend on the above date, please advise:

  • Clinique Bohler’s PréHospitalisation unit : 352 26 333 9020 (de 7h à 19h)

Preparations at home

You must not eat or smoke during the 6 hours preceding your operation. You may drink water up to 3 hours before your operation or in accordance with what you have been prescribed.

Take your usual medication, depending on the advice you were given by the anesthetist at your pre-hospitalisation appointment.

Pre-operation skin preparation is a necessary measure intended to reduce the risk of infection.

Pre-operation shower

  • Take a shower on the morning of the day you are going to hospital using the soap you were given by the Pre-Hospitalisation Department or a new liquid soap
  • Dry yourself with a clean towel
  • Do not apply any cream, perfume or deodorant
  • Get dressed in clean clothes

If you think you may have difficulty showering, please inform our care team.

Soap your entire body starting with your hair, lathering from the top to the bottom.

Pay particular attention to the area that is to be operated on and the following parts of your body:

  • Neck, armpits
  • Umbilicus
  • Groin fold
  • Anogenital region
  • Nails, hands and feet

Hair removal

Depending on the medical advice you have received, body hair should be removed on the day of the operation.
Hair can be removed using:

  • Hair clippers
  • Hair removal cream: Carry out a skin test on a small area before use. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines and use a sealed product.

Do not use:

  • A mechanical or electrical razor (risk of microcuts which can be a source of infection)
  • Wax hair removal techniques (risk of infection when the hair regrows)

Remember to:

  • Brush your teeth (without swallowing any water)
  • Ensure nails are clean and short
  • Remove nail varnish (even clear varnish) and remove fake nails (hands and feet )
  • Remove all Make up
  • Remove jewellery, Wedding ring, any piercings
  • Do not wear contact lenses

On your admission to the hospital

Present yourself at the admissions department with:

  • Your identity card
  • Your social security and private health insurance card
  • Your signed informed surgical/medical consent

Please also ensure that you have everything you need for your stay:

  • Clothes
  • Toiletries, including towels and flannels
  • Slippers (shoes and/or slippers that fasten to prevent falls)
  • Change to buy water from the vending machine
  • Specific medical devices (crutches, walking frame, prosthetics,CIPAP…)
  • Glycaemia device
  • Personal medication

Please do not bring valuable items or large sums of money with you. A safe is available in each room.

Discharge from hospital

Outpatient surgery:
If your discharge is planned for the day of your operation:

  • You must be accompanied when you leave hospital
  • You must not drive yourself home Post-operative instructions will be given to you by your surgeon and the team that took care of you.

Overnight stay (at least 1 night in hospital)
You will be given post-operative advice by your surgeon and the team responsible for your care.

To help organise your discharge from hospital, you will find information in this guide.

We look forward to seeing you soon and will be happy to provide any further information you may require prior to your surgery. Thank you for your collaboration.

Your Pre-hospitalisation team