Critical care patient leaflets

Monitoring and treating patients with life-threatening conditions 

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

Capsaicin 8% patch

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having capsaicin 8% patch to treat your pain and what happens during capsaicin treatment.

Continuous epidural pain relief for postoperative pain – Discharge advice for patients

Description:
Advice for patients who have been receiving pain relief by an epidural catheter, a small plastic tube inserted into your back.

Critical care - Communicating with your relative in critical care

Description:
This leaflet is designed to help you communicate with your relative while he/she is being cared for in any critical care area.

Epidural pain relief for postoperative pain

Description:
Advice for patients who have been receiving pain relief by an epidural catheter, a small plastic tube inserted into your back.

INPUT Pain Management Unit - Helping people with ongoing pain reach their goals

Description:
This leaflet provides information about INPUT, our Pain Management Unit which helps people with chronic pain improve their health and sense of well-being.

Overnight intensive recovery

Description:
This pre-operative information leaflet explains more about the OIR Unit and what to expect after your operation.

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.

Post-polio syndrome - Advice on the management of your symptoms

Description:
This booklet aims to help people with post-polio syndrome relieve their symptoms and stay independent.

Spinal cord stimulation

Description:
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having spinal cord stimulation.

Veno-venous (VV) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

Description:
Information leaflet about extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives to the therapy.
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