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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 - Patient Guide provides information and resources for patients related to the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Care Pathway and helps patients prepare for surgery by explaining the patient’s role in the ERAS Care Pathway.
  • Your Surgery Journey Video Series contains 14 videos with excellent information on preparing for surgery and the patient’s role in the ERAS Care Pathway: 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, and 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.caLippincott AdvisorDynaMed and Lexicomp are all excellent sources for patient education handouts, which you may wish to consider using to support your patient education needs where appropriate. In DynaMed, use the search box to find a relevant topic, and use the left side navigation to select the "Patient Information" heading. In Lippincott Advisor, see the "Patient Teaching Handouts" section and in Lexicomp you'll find a "Patient Education" tab in the top menu.

See our related FAQ - What source should I use for patient education materials?