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Preparing for Your Surgery

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This six-page handout helps people prepare for surgery. It provides general guidelines that patients can use to get ready for their procedure. It reviews some of the tests they may receive before the surgery, and recommends that patients tell their doctor about medicines they are taking, and any illness or infection they have. It discusses specific things the patient should and should not do the day before surgery, and includes check boxes where a healthcare provider can indicate if the patient needs to take a laxative and/or drink only clear liquids to clean out the bowel, and when the patient needs to shower with CHG soap. The document also contains tips for what the patient should do on the day of their surgery, including what they should and should not bring with them to the hospital.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Health Personnel, Hospitals, Laxatives, Physicians, Soaps
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
9/1/2011
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