Helpful Resources

to Prepare for Surgery

 

THE BASICS

Medline Plus
Surgery: General Overview

Merck Manual of Medical Information
Surgery

American College of Surgeons
Giving Your Informed Consent

Cleveland Clinic Health Information Center
Pain Control: What You Need to Know

Merck Manual of Health and Aging
Undergoing Surgery: Health and Aging

National Institute on Aging
Considering Surgery

ANESTHESIA:

Medline Plus
Anesthesia: General Overview

American Society of Anesthesiologists
Preparing for Surgery: Anesthesia

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Conscious Sedation: What Patients Should Expect

American Society of Anesthesiologists
What You Should Know about Herbal and Dietary Supplement Use

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Before Anesthesia: Your Active Role Makes A Difference

 

RECOVERY FROM SURGERY:

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
After Anesthesia: Your Active Role Assists Your Recovery

Cleveland Clinic Health Information Center
Nutrition Guidelines to Improve Healing

Medline Plus
Surgical Wound Care

Cleveland Clinic Health Information Center
Surgery and Insomnia


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