Patient Safety Resources

For more information about having a safer surgery, please visit these websites and resources (Click on the image):

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) including Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) prevention

This site is an excellent resource for more information about preventing blood clots after surgery.

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Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States

Although very rare, some people may have a rare reaction to certain anesthetics. If you or a family member ever had a very high fever or muscle problems after general anesthesia, the MHAUS is a good place to learn about being evaluated for malignant hyperthermia.

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Copyright: Karol A. Gutowski, M.D., Chicago, IL, 2011

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