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Anaesthetic patient information leaflets

 

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every two years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Brachial plexus block

Description:
This leaflet explains what a brachial plexus block is, and what you can expect if you need one.

Further information about having an anaesthetic

Description:
This information is for adults expecting to have an operation that requires an anaesthetic. It explains what an anaesthetic is, how to prepare for one and what to expect when you come into hospital.

Having an anaesthetic

Description:
This leaflet has been developed for adult patients who expect to have an operation or treatment requiring an anaesthetic. It explains what an anaesthetic is, how to prepare for it, and what to expect when you come to hospital.

How to take an MRSA swab

Description:
This leaflet gives information on how patients can take their own swab for MRSA (with a special kit).

How to take an MRSA swab - courier delivery

Description:
This leaflet explains how to take an MRSA swab at home while the courier is waiting.

Local anaesthetic testing

Description:
This leaflet will answer some of the questions you may have about having a local anaesthetic allergy test. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives to the procedure, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Pain relief options after major breast surgery

Description:
This leaflet explains more about taking pain relief after/for your breast surgery and the options that are available.

Preoperative assessment clinic

Description:
This information sheet explains what you can expect at your preoperative assessment appointment.
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