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Patient leaflets on surgery and preparing for surgery
What you need to know when coming into hospital for surgery
This leaflet gives information about how to get ready for your surgery and what to expect on the day of your operation.
Risk at a glance | The Royal College of Anaesthetists (rcoa.ac.uk) Please download a pdf copy of the College's risk infographics
Enhanced recovery pre-operative carbohydrate loading
This leaflet is to give you more information on how to take the carbohydrate drinks before surgery. You will be prescribed these drinks at your pre-operative assessment.
This leaflet is aimed at patients who have been given an incentive spirometer before their operation.
This leaflet is about an injectable form of anticoagulant that thins your blood. It may be given to patients during and after hospital admission.
Opioid Type Pain Killers
This leaflet is about opioid type pain killers that can be given to patients during and after hospital admission.
Recovering from major abdominal surgery
This is a guide about physiotherapy and exercise which will help you in your recovery after major abdominal surgery. Major abdominal surgery is when you have had either a large cut (incision) in your abdomen or complex keyhole surgery on your bowel or abdominal wall.
After surgery, some people may experience confusion, also known as ‘delirium’. This leaflet gives you some brief information on what may cause this and how our patients can prepare for it.
Information leaflet about your child's anaesthetic