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St. Jude has a system to help keep you informed during your child’s surgery. This system is called “Makin’ Trax.”
Makin’ Trax is a TV screen that helps you follow your child’s care throughout the surgery area. The screen is located in the surgery waiting room.
You can look at the screen to find out where your child is during surgery. But, please be sure to ask the staff questions about your child if you have concerns.
For your family’s privacy, the screen will not include names or procedures. Instead, staff members will give you a case number when your child is admitted the day of surgery.
After arriving in the waiting room, look for your case number on the Makin’ Trax screen. The row with your child’s case number will appear in one of several colors. These colors let you know where your child is.
Below are the steps of care in surgery and the colors you will see on the Makin’ Trax screen:
To learn more about Makin’ Trax, call the Surgical Services staff at 901-595-4310.
Reviewed: January 2023