Anaesthesia - Patient Information

Dear patient, dear parents,

On the following pages you will find information about what is covered in the premedication appointment (pre-anaesthetic briefing), general anaesthesia, regional and local anaesthesia, paediatric anaesthesia, anaesthesia in obstetrics, the recovery room, analgesic treatment following surgery and visits to the intensive care ward. You will also be provided with important information on how to deal with outpatient operations.

These pages cannot be and are not intended to be a substitute for a detailed discussion with the anaesthetist. They are simply designed to provide you with some information that will help you to prepare for an upcoming operation and give you the opportunity to think about any questions you may have regarding anaesthetic procedures.

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Academic teaching hospital of the RWTH technical university, Aachen

Clinic for Anaesthesia and Surgical Intensive Care

Dechant-Deckers-Str. 8
52249 Eschweiler

+49 2403 - 76-1891

St.-Antonius-Hospital Eschweiler
Dechant-Deckers-Str. 8
52249 Eschweiler
tel.: 02403 76 - 0
fax: 02403 76 -1119