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Surgery

Patient Resource Best Bets

Resources for staff and clinicians to use and interpret with their patients and patient's families.

Featured topics on MyHealth.Alberta.ca:

  • Find patient care handouts for before and after surgery. 
  • Your Surgery Journey Video Series contains some excellent info with videos: Introduction, Pre-Admission Clinic, Getting ready at home, Day of surgery, Anesthesia and Pain Control, the Operating Room, Recovery Room, Your hospital room, Managing pain and nausea, Eating and moving after surgery, Breathe easy, Back home.
  • Decision Points About Surgery includes links to a wide variety of procedures and includes an interactive tool for each procedure to help guide a patient's decision regarding surgery.
In addition to MyHealth.Alberta.ca, DynaMed and Nursing Reference Center (NRC) are also excellent sources for patient information handouts. In DynaMed, use the search box to find a relevant topic, and use the left side navigation to select the "Patient Information" heading. In NRC, select the "Patient Information" tab. See related FAQ