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Preoperative Assessment and Teaching for Children’s Hospital (PATCH)

When your child needs surgery or a general anesthetic for a diagnostic study at Children's Hospital, the PATCH team is here to help. We are a team of 11 Nurse Practitioners with backgrounds in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Primary Care and Internal Medicine. Our team includes an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with a background in Hematology/Oncology, a Registered Nurse and a Pediatric Anesthesiologist.

A PATCH visit will prepare you and your child to best cope with the surgical experience. During your PATCH visit, a preoperative specialist will explain the surgical process in the way children learn best, through their senses. Your child will receive suggestions to help procedures go smoothly.

You will also meet with a Family Nurse Practitioner who will ask you questions about your child's and family's health. He or she will also examine your child and talk with your family about the operation and anesthesia. A nurse will review preoperative instructions and provide a copy to take with you.

We encourage you to ask questions and share your concerns. Brothers and sisters are invited to attend the PATCH visit, too.

Meet Your Care Team

Katharina B. Modes

Katharina B. ModesMD

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Mary B. Bass

Mary B. BassFNP

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Jessica P. Dye

Jessica P. DyeNP, MSN

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Julie E. Goodfellow

Julie E. GoodfellowAPRN

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Sarah N. Hill

Sarah N. HillDNP, MSN, BSN, APRN, CPNP

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Danielle Jackson

Danielle JacksonAPN

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Melissa Johnson

Melissa JohnsonAPRN

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services, Pediatric Critical Care
Larae D. Moore

Larae D. MooreAPRN, MSN

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Laura J. Schmid

Laura J. SchmidAPRN

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Elizabeth A. Smith

Elizabeth A. SmithAPRN, BSN

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Mary K. Thornton

Mary K. ThorntonAPN

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Sarah E. Ulery

Sarah E. UleryAPRN

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Elizabeth B. Wells

Elizabeth B. WellsAPRN, FNP, MSN

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Jason C. Willis

Jason C. WillisAPN

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Callie A. Wolfe

Callie A. WolfeMSN, APRN, CPNP

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services
Kayln R. Wolfe

Kayln R. WolfeAPRN

    Pediatric Anesthesiology and Perioperative Services

Why Use the PATCH Program at Children's Hospital

  • Collaborative care

    Through personalized intervention, our Complex Coordination of Care Program team strives to minimize your stress. Our team works with you to combine procedures so that your child receives needed care with as little anesthetic exposure as possible. You can help us coordinate procedures by letting us know if your child is scheduled for future visits. Our team works with other departments to personalize a schedule for you.

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