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.


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.



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


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