Prepare for Your Surgery Brochure


The “Prepare for Your Surgery” brochure provides information to patients on questions to ask the doctor about their surgery, suggestions about skin care before surgery, instructions about wound care following surgery, tips for recognizing signs and symptoms of infections, and the importance of pain control. MissouriPRO developed the brochure after reviewing standard preoperative and postoperative instructions from hospitals.


  • List of questions to ask your doctor
  • Skin Care
  • Wound Care
  • Signs & symptoms of infection
  • Pain control
  • Pain control after surgery (in and out of hospital)
  • Other important instructions
  • Notes section
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This material was prepared by MissouriPRO under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). More information available at: Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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Preparing For Surgery at St. John Providence