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Having a SEMLS Procedure? Get Help Planning—Now!

Posted On: 01/29/2013

Single-event multilevel surgery (SEMLS) is one of the most complex procedures we perform at Gillette. If your child is having this type of orthopedic surgery, be sure to ask about our preoperative SEMLS classes.

You’ll join other families to tour the hospital and meet with rehabilitation             therapists, child life specialists, social workers and nurses. The session teaches you how to care for a child after SEMLS, with information on:

  • Bathing and toileting
  • Helping your child get in and out of bed and go up and down stairs
  • Transferring your child into and out of a car

If you have questions or want to register, call Jackie Norling, physical therapist, at 651-312-3198. Or register by email: Next classes are March 2 and May 4.

Please note: these sessions are only for families of children undergoing SEMLS. To learn about other nonmedical resources for Gillette patients and families, call Child and Family Services at 651-229-3855.