Our New Book: Surgery Day
It’s a big day for Tollie McStretch—he’s going to the hospital to have surgery today. Since this is the first time he’s ever had to have surgery, Tollie’s afraid and unsure about what’s in store for him. Luckily, a whole team of doctors and nurses are there to make sure that his surgery day is a success! Follow along with Tollie and learn how you, too, can be a Surgery Expert like Tollie!
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Hello! We’re Laura Wolfe and Julie Kaderabek, the 2RNs. Welcome to our website! We are perioperative nurses in California who share a passion for helping kids and their parents have a more informed and stress-free experience with hospitals and surgery. We are nurses and mothers of children who have had surgery and are now co-authors of the newly illustrated children’s and parent’s book, Surgery Day.
Latest Blog Posts
Everyday patients and their parents ask us, "When do we get to go home?" Whether your child is being discharged home or admitted to the hospital after surgery, there are a number of factors that go into answering this question. Many PACUs (Post-Anesthesia Care Units),...read more
Let’s talk pre-operative (pre-op) calls. What is a pre-op call and why do we make them? We make pre-op calls for two main reasons. 1. To gather information about your child before their surgery. 2. To give you information you will need for your child's surgery...read more
And Off we go Over spring break my kids and I had the opportunity to go on vacation with Julie and her sister. Julie, my kids and myself flew into Phoenix. When we landed at the airport, Julie’s sister, Kathy picked us up in her pickup truck and we drove to Puerto...read more