Royal College of Anaesthetists Patient Leaflets

The Royal College of Anaesthetists hosts some patient leaflets explaining various anaesthetic procedures you can have when undergoing surgery at the ROH.
 
To view a general page designed to explain anaesthetics, who does them and how to prepare for your visit, go to https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/patients-and-relatives.  For information designed for children and anaesthetics visit https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/childrensinfo.
 
You can download a leaflet Anaesthesia explained.
 

There are specific leaflets based on the procedure you are having.

You can find out more about 'Nerve blocks for surgery on the shoulder, arm or hand' at https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/node/19757 and download this leaflet.

You can find out more about 'Anaesthetic choices for hip or knee replacement' at https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/node/1853 and download this leaflet.

You can find out more about 'Your spinal anaesthetic' at https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/node/1852 and download this leaflet.

You can find out more about 'Epidural pain relief after surgery' at https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/node/1854 and download this leaflet.

You can find out more about 'Your anaesthetic for a broken hip' at https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/node/18038 and download this leaflet.

You can find out more about 'Your anaesthetic for major surgery with planned high dependency care or intensive care afterwards' at https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/node/18037 and download this leaflet.

To discover more about 'Risks associated with your anaesthetic' visit https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/patientinfo/risks. and the 'Risk and probability' page at https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/patientinfo/risk-and-probability.