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Surgery

18 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.

Title: 8 simple steps to keep safe during your hospital stay
Summary: This patient safety card answers your questions and makes your hospital stay as smooth, safe and comfortable as possible.

Title: Active Cycle of Breathing Technique (ACBT)
Summary: Breathing and coughing exercises to help the prevention of post-operative respiratory complications.

Title: Advice to patients leaving hospital after glaucoma surgery
Summary: Information for patients leaving hospital after glaucoma surgery.

Title: After your operation - helping you to recover
Summary: After an operation, bed rest and inactivity can increase your risk of chest infection and blood clots in your legs. These can be avoided if you follow the instructions in this fact sheet.

Title: A general guide to blood transfusion: information for patients and families
Summary: Answers to some common questions about blood transfusion including whtat a blood transfusion is and why you may need one, how you can reduce your risks of needing a blood transfusion, and what commonly happens if you do need one.

Title: A patient's guide to anaesthesia
Summary: This resource provides information for patients on what to expect when getting an anaesthetic.

Title: Cataract surgery - discharge instructions (Bilingual version)
Summary: This bilingual factsheets explains what to do after a cataract surgery e.g. Medications (eye drops), dressings and follow up care as well as specific discharge advice on what you can and can't do after the operation.

Title: Considering surgery to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer?
Summary: This information is for women at high risk of ovarian cancer. It describes the surgical procedure called Risk-Reducing Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy (RRBSO). It explains when the surgery is recommended, what it involves and how to manage the effects of surgery.

Title: Day surgery at the Women's
Summary: In this translated fact sheet we aim to answer your general questions about day surgery at the Women's.

Title: Elective surgery (Patient information)
Summary: This fact sheet explains what elective surgery is and when you can have elective surgery in a hospital in Western Australia.

Title: Hospitals, surgery and procedures
Summary: If you need surgery or other medical procedures, you are likely to attend a clinic or hospital in Victoria. This information will take you through the preparation for a stay in hospital, provide advice about managing your stay through to recovery and discharge. Practical information about paperwork, costs and payments is also available here.

Title: Kidney transplant factsheet: a treatment option
Summary: When kidney failure becomes very advanced, your kidneys are so damaged they can no longer do their job. A transplant is a treatment for kidney failure but it is not a cure. A transplant potentially offers a more active life and a longer life, free from dialysis as well as dietary restrictions. However, your new kidney needs a lifetime of care.

Title: Minor operation - advice for going home
Summary: This fact sheet is for women who have had a minor operation at the Women's. It explains what to expect after your procedure and gives advice on how to look after yourself once you go home.

Title: Patient controlled analgesia - PCA
Summary: You may experience some discomfort and pain after your surgery. This card will explain to you how you can help control that discomfort or pain.

Title: Patient guide to total hip replacement (THR) surgery
Summary: This brochure provides easily understandable information for patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery. It contains an explanation of what will happen before, during and after their hospital admission and explains the various roles of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals involved in their care. By providing this information to patients undergoing this surgery, as well as to their families, we hope to optimise post operative outcomes and facilitate a safe and timely discharge.

Title: PEP Bottle and Active Cycle of Breathing Technique (ACBT)
Summary: Breathing and coughing exercises to help the prevention of post-operative respiratory complications. Includes the addition of Positive Expiratory Pressure (PEP). Also used for removal of excessive secretions.

Title: Surgery for bladder control problems in women
Summary: Many women leak urine or wet themselves when they cough, sneeze or exercise (this is called stress incontinence). While there are many treatments to try first, some women need to have surgery for this problem.

Title: Total knee replacement
Summary: This brochure provides easily understandable information for patients undergoing total Knee replacement surgery. It contains an explanation of what will happen before, during and after their hospital admission and explains the various roles of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, involved in their care. By providing this information to patients undergoing this surgery, as well as to their families, we hope to optimise post operative outcomes and facilitate a safe and timely discharge.

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