Anaesthesia

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Your Anaesthetic

Contains an explanation of anaesthesia and a number of leaflets dealing with individual topics. The 'Your anaesthetic' website is supported by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Includes a comprehensive section on commonly asked questions about anaesthesia.

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Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association

Professional body but their website includes information on 'Pain Relief in Labour' and 'Caesarean section: your choice of anaesthesia' and a video.

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Anaesthesia - You and your anaesthetic - helping patient prepare for an anaesthetic.

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide a wide range of patient information leaflets including one in this area.

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Epidural Injections

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide a wide range of patient information leaflets including one in this area.

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Epidurals for Pain Relief After Surgery

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide a wide range of patient information leaflets including one in this area.

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Ultrasound-Guided Regional Nerve Block

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Ultrasound-Guided Regional Nerve Block.

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Sedation in children and young people

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Sedation in children and young people.

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Medicine Guide for Local Anaesthesia

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Medicine Guide for Sedation

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Medicine Guide for Sedation (reversal of)

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Medicine Guide for Anaesthesia

Provides detailed information about the drugs available to treat this condition. Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines, conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Anaesthesia

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Epidural anaesthesia

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Anaesthetic, general

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Anaesthetic, local

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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General anaesthesia

Information from BUPA.

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Local anaesthesia and sedation

Information from BUPA.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.