Your Hospital Visit
Your Hospital Stay
This animated Speak Up™ video is especially for children going to the hospital. Marco, as Captain Speak Up, helps em"power" Cara, so she feels confident asking her doctor questions. "Speak Up: Kid Power!" emphasizes that children have the right to ask questions and voice their concerns if they don't understand something.
When Goldilocks tries to sneak a bowl of porridge on the night before her surgery, Mama Bear comes to the rescue. She explains to Goldilocks why it's important not to eat or drink too soon before surgery, and tells her what happened to Baby Bear when he did not follow his doctor's NPO instructions. Co-Produced with Boston Children's Hospital, based on their NPO guidelines.
A procedure is something done to figure out what is happening inside your body or to help your body get better. Sedation is a special medicine your care team uses to put you into a special sleep where you won't see, hear, or feel anything. Procedural Sedation is when your care team uses "sleepy medicine" before -- and during -- your procedure.