Important Tips for Staying Overnight
Important Tips for Staying Overnight
• Leave your valuables, including jewelry and watches, at home.
• Do not wear contact lenses or make-up.
• If you are taking prescription and/or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements, please bring a complete list containing the dosage(s) or the actual medicine bottles. Please use the patient medication list at the back of the Guide to Surgery.
• If you are being admitted to the hospital after surgery, bring prescription medications in original pharmacy containers.
• Your room assignment at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco is based on your admitting diagnosis and the bed availability on the day of your admission. You may be moved during your stay as your health changes.
• Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco uses hospital beds designed to both aid in your treatment and provide you with options for comfort. Your nurse will show you how to properly use the controls that will enable you to adjust your bed. Additionally, your hospital bed is probably higher and narrower than your bed at home. Bedside rails are for your protection. They may be raised at night or during the day if you’re resting, recovering from surgery or taking certain medications.
• Wholesome, nourishing and well-balanced meals are an important part of your treatment and recovery. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco makes every effort to provide nutritious meals prepared according to your doctor’s orders. An executive chef trained in the dietary needs of patients strives to prepare foods that are pleasing to the eyes and the taste buds. Our “Dine on Demand” program allows patients to choose their food and have it delivered to their room.
• Meals are served to patients between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and are delivered within 45 minutes of ordering. Occasionally, your meal may be delayed if you are scheduled for a special test or treatment. Whenever possible, we will serve your meal after your examination or test. Inpatients may have one free meal delivered to their room for a guest. Click here for a current menu: Dine on Demand Menu.
For more information, visit our dining options or hospital amenities section.
Are You In Pain?
You’ll feel good about our pain management. As a patient at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco, you can expect:
• Information about pain and pain relief measures
• Concerned staff committed to pain prevention and management
• Health professionals who respond quickly to reports of pain
• Reports of pain will be believed
• Quality pain management
We encourage you, as a patient at this hospital, to:
• Ask your doctor or nurse what you might expect regarding pain and pain management
• Discuss pain relief options with your doctors and nurses
• Work with your doctor and nurse to develop a pain management plan
• Ask for pain relief when pain first begins
• Help your doctor and nurse assess your pain
• Tell your doctor or nurse if your pain is not relieved
• Tell your doctor or nurse about any worries you have about taking pain medication
Please be as detailed as possible about the pain as we ask you the following questions:
1. How does your pain feel? Possible answers include aching, stabbing, tender, numb, dull, crampy, throbbing, gnawing, burning, penetrating, miserable, radiating, deep, shooting, sharp, exhausting, unbearable, nagging, squeezing, pressure.
2. Where is your pain?
3. Is the pain always there or does it come and go?
4. What makes the pain worse and what makes it better?
5. How does the pain affect your sleep, appetite, energy, activity, relationships or mood?
6. Are you experiencing other symptoms with your pain, such as nausea, constipation, vomiting, itching, sleepiness or difficulty breathing?
7. How would you rate your pain using the following scale?
1 - 2
3 - 4
5 - 6
7 - 8
Very Severe Pain
9 - 10
Worst Possible Pain