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You Will Need
- Paperwork or documentation
- Comfortable clothing
- Books or magazines
- Cards, puzzles, or other hand-held game
- An MP3 player or CD player and CDs Snacks
- A pillow
Place paperwork or documentation in your bag
Place any necessary paperwork or documentation in your overnight bag. This may include your insurance card, an ID card, power of attorney, or a living will.
Pack clothing and toiletries
Pack comfortable clothing and toiletries in your bag.
Pick a book or magazine to read
Pick out a book or magazines to read and place them in your bag.
Choose cards, puzzles, or games to play
Pack playing cards, puzzles, or hand-held games to play during your stay.
Place an MP3 player or CD player in your bag
Pack an MP3 or CD player and CDs so you can listen to music during your stay.
Purchase and pack snacks
Purchase and pack snacks. The food at your hospital could be delicious, but hospital food’s bad reputation is probably more accurate.
Pack a pillow
Pack a pillow. Bringing a little piece of home with you will help you to sleep more comfortably.