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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.caLippincott AdvisorDynaMed Plus 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 Plus, 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?