A&E and minor injuries - patient leaflets

 

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.

Deep vein thrombosis - reducing your risk of developing a blood clot

Description:
This leaflet is for patients who are being sent home from the Emergency Department or Urgent Care Centre with a lower limb plaster cast, splint or walker boot.

Elbow fractures - Advice for care

Description:
This leaflet contains advice for the care of your elbow, following a very small break to one of the bones in your elbow (the radial head or neck).

Emergency department information

Description:
This leaflet explains more about our Emergency Department (A&E)

HIV testing at Guy's and St Thomas'

Description:
This leaflet provides information on having a routine HIV test in the Guy's and St Thomas' Emergency Department (A&E) and Urgent Care Centre.

Looking after your wound that has been glued

Description:
This leaflet gives you information on how to look after your wound.

Neurovascular clinic - Access information

Description:
Information leaflet for a patient admitted to A&E at St Thomas' Hospital after a suspected transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Gives details about their follow-up appointment at the neurovascular clinic.

Paracetamol overdose

Description:
This leaflet offers information for patients who have been assessed and/or received treatment in hospital following a paracetamol overdose. Patients should read this leaflet carefully before leaving hospital.

Steristrips

Description:
This information sheet gives you basic advice on how to help your wound to heal after it has been closed with steristrips (skin closure tapes).

Stitches

Description:
This information sheet gives you basic advice on how to look after your wound after it has been closed with stitches.

Wrist injury advice from the ED

Description:
This leaflet advises you on how to manage your wrist injury at home, and provides contact details to help you arrange further follow-up if required.
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